At just over 8,000 km's, that plane must be weight restricted. Although considering it climbed to 37,000 feet right after takeoff, i would guess that it's very lightly loaded.
Operated by C-GTSY i believe.
[Edited 2009-07-01 05:29:45]
us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11200 posts, RR: 61 Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
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Another possibility, TAP Maintenance has it's bigger facility at GIG so this plane could be in route to a C or D Check.
I remind about some A310's in the past, so for sure they are certified for that and seems the reason (you can fly just with flight deck crew and one or two F/A)
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
According to the above source the range is 9580km for the A310-300... Despite what people say about the A310, its a great aircraft and doesn't get the respect it deserves! It seems to always get over shadowed by the more popular 767 of its times!
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 29 Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
I was with former Swiss Charter "Balair" when we replaced our DC-10 with three brand new A310-325 back in 1992. Those planes then flew on regular base from ZRH to SFO and the stopover in BGR was only used for crew change reasons. On the way back they actually could have done SFO - ZRH all the time nonstop, just on the onward flight the risk for unplaned fuel stops was to big. The also did ZRH - YYC or ZRH - ANC, both on regular base.