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Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic  
User currently offlineSouthwest737 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Hi guys. Iv been wondering how Airbus and Boeing deliver their smaller aircraft (737,A320,etc) across the atlantic? Also, how does boeing deliver their aircraft to airlines accross the Pacific?

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User currently offlineSaluki777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

First of all, they load it up all the way with fuel. Second, there isn't a load of passengers weighing the plane down, so it burns far less fuel!

User currently offlineBzclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

To deliver over the Atlantic, they go via Canada, up over Greenland, Iceland and onto Europe. Light aircraft are also delivered this way.

User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2779 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

I think the method has been summed up pretty well from the previous posts, i.e. alot of fuel + no passengers = great range. Also, of course, they don't/can't fly non-stop. They go north in both cases (through Canada/Greenland/Iceland for the Atlantic, Alaska/Russia/Japan for the Pacific). Also, I don't know about the Airbus', but the 737NG family actually has the range to make an Eastern US to Western Europe crossing, with passengers.

Now, here's another one for you: Imagine Bombadier's delivery flight from their CRJ plant to customers in Asia. That would be a long trek in a regional jet, even without passengers!


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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

The new 737 NG's and the A319/20/21 all have a range of about 3,500 nautical miles, enough to make an atlantic crossing from to the Eastern USA. For the pacific routes, they probably stop in Honululu and Guam.

User currently offlineYaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

When we take delivery of A320 from TLS or A319 from Ham. we stop at Keflavik, top off the tanks and proceed to the U.S. It's a pretty scenic flight when the weather cooperates, particularly the glaciers and icebergs around Greenland.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30141 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

I have seen a lot of the 737's and 717's on delivery flights pass through Anchorage. I assume to get to Asia Airbus sends them overland through Turkey and India to get there.

User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Having spent a year living in Saipan, I can tell you that most of the 737NG's on delivery to Asia routed thru there and were seen on an almost weekly basis. Several 757's also ferried thru SPN headed to China.

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