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Can An A320 Do A 9hour Flight Non-stop?  
User currently offlineMbj-11 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 386 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

I was shocked just a few minutes ago to see an Airtours A320 arriving at MBJ. Airtours flies into MBJ from Heathrow and uses A330,L 10-11's, 767 and even a 757. Is it possible for the A320 to make that 9 hour transatlantic flight non- stop?


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User currently offlineTripl7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Not with a load. An A320 has a range of 2500nm approx.

User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
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The aircraft you saw was probably an A320 that was operated by Skyservice of Canada, which leases A320s backwards and forwards to Airtours in each carriers peak season. They often are not repainted for the short leases.

Also, Airtours do not have any L1011s and they definately don't fly from Heathrow!


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

A fully loaded A320 can barly do 6 hours, so 9...if there were no passengers then its possible.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

The A320-200IGW has a range up to 3065nm with 150 pax. LHR-MBJ is 4075nm. So, its not even possible.

User currently offlineMbj-11 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 386 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Crosswind thank you for your information, but as for the L10-11 I got pictures taken a couple months ago with two at MBJ. Possibly they might have swapped them for the A330 but i know I saw them a couple months ago.(*they don't have MD-11's do they?)


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User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
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No, they don't have MD-11s or L1011s, but they do have some DC-10s, they sometimes use them to MBJ...

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User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

My cousin flies A320s for a local carrier and i put this question to her. An empty A320 can theoretically make the flight non-stop. But these ferry-flights make "technical stops" on the way.

Now dont ask me what that means!


User currently offlineJ. S. Pearson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 1931 times:

In essence, a "technical flight" means stopping briefly for refueling. So, in answer to the original question, an A320 cannot fly direct or non-stop to MBJ, without the need to make technical stops, thus refueling.

User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Those DC-10s are now with JMC are'nt they?

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

King767- No, JMC got their DC-10s (next year to be replaced with A330s) from Caledonian Airways.

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