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B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?  
User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Hello everyone, a co-worker of mine was telling me that he was talking to a Continental pilot, and the pilot said that the B777 could fly EWR-SYD non-stop, is this possible? I think the range is too far. Can any other airplane make that range like a 747-400 or an A340?


Thanks
CB777

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Well that's 8,622nm. The 777 can do 5,150nm, and the ER can do 7,695. So I'm guessing no.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6903 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

As always, the question is can they do it with a worthwhile payload; presumably not. But an empty 777 could do it.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

B777-200LR can fly up to 8860nm, and since EWR-SYD is 8622nm, the answer is: Yes.

At least CO buys B777-200LR.


User currently offlineQantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

A 777-200LR COULD fly that route EMPTY! It wouldn't be at all worthwhile for an airline. they would have to operate with a 1/2 pax. load.

:::QantasA330:::


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2013 times:


Wow, don't think this would happen in the near future but if someone let's say CO started that flight it would probably be against human dignitiy and law to place someone in coach class.
I mean EWR-HKG will already be an extremely Ultra longhaul flight.

B737-700


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

They would probably operate the flight from IAH via GUM to SYD

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Actually, a 777-200ER could considerably make IAH-SYD nonstop. IAH SYD is 7467nm, the 777-200ER can fly approx. 7700nm. However, 240 minutes ETOPS certification would be required, and a stop would probably be needed b/c of headwinds.

CO could possible do a EWR-LAX-SYD and/or an IAH-LAX-SYD.


User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Continental used to fly JFK-HNL-SYD with a DC-10 in the 80's. They could fly EWR-HNL-SYD with a 767-400 or a 777-200 and they could connect passngers from Los Angeles and Houston, as well a Northwest codeshare flights(San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Detroit).

User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Thanks everyone for your responses, I didn't think it was possible for a non-stop flight.



Thanks
CB777


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

We need an IAH/EWR-GUM flight before we make a flight from the Mainland to SYD. GUM is a pretty isolated hub, with the only way to get there through HNL or NRT, or HKG if you're crazy. i think we could build some more flights from GUM to Australia with the DC-10 or 767, and just run a 777 or 762 (I'm 99% sure a 764 couldn't make it with a profitable payload) in there from IAH and EWR to feed the Australia flights. It could be successful, and it would be nicer to the pax with a stop somewhere along the way.

User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

The 777-200ER could not make IAH-SYD nonstop, even if IAH SYD is 7467nm and the 777-200ER can fly approx. 7700nm. The reason are the reserve you must count in, for example for strong head winds, and so on.

As for ETOPS 240: is it already in use? I don't think so.

Regards
Gerardo




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