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User currently offlineBAVL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

I recently read that Cathay Pacific has started trial non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Toronto. In order to make this non-stop flight possible, they have to restrict passenger numbers to around 200 (i.e. about 50 seats empty). What I don't understand is why the weight of 50 passengers is so important. Even if we assume each passenger is 300 pounds (incl luggage), that will only mean an extra 15 000 pounds -- surely insignificant compared to the weight of the plane itself (airbus gives the weight of an A340 as 608 200 pounds)

Secondly, what is the longest range plane currently in the market. Aribus and Boeing all claim that their planes have the longest range (A340, 777-200ER and 747-400 respectively). Does anyone know for sure which one is really capable of flying longest non-stop? If so, which submodel is it (i.e. 340-200 or 300, 777IGW or 777ER?)?


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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

I've heard the A340 has the longest range (but I can't confirm that). As for the 777, the 777-200IGW is the same as the 777-200ER. It used to be "IGW" and they changed it to "ER".

User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Boeing states that their 777-200ER can go 8,860 nautical miles. That's up to 18 hours of flying. check out the website for details...

User currently offlineNorthwest747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

I think the 744 is the longest haul flight and it will be until the lauch of the A3XX.

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