Congaboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10405 times:
Was checking out the pictures of the new livery for Go! on this site, and saw that the aircraft picture was taken in PHX. It then occured to me, "how is this thing going to make it to Hawaii?". Looking up the stats here on airliners.net, I found the following:
100 - High speed cruise 851km/h (459kt), typical cruising speed 786km/h (424kt). Range with max payload at long range cruising speed with reserves 1815km (980nm).
200LR - Speeds same. Range with max payload at long range cruising speed and reserves over 3713km (2005nm).
ANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10379 times:
Maybe they will fly from SFO, which is closer (you check it out - true!). The ranges that you are quoting are for normal operations - a flight with nothing but two pilots and some extra fuel will have longer legs.
Congaboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10245 times:
Quoting ANother (Reply 2): Maybe they will fly from SFO, which is closer (you check it out - true!).
Yea, you're right...I have 2395 miles. So empty, with extra tanks, and slightly shorter hop, they make it. The installation and de-installation has to be rather costly, considering the down-time...and multiplied by what, maybe 10 aircraft?
TropicBird From United States of America, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4473 times:
The last word I heard was that this coming week, the first aircraft will ferry to Hawaii via SFO (refueling at Signature Aviation). The following week will be the next 2 and the week after will have the last 2 (for a total of 5). And yes they will have auxiliary fuel tanks installed.