Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7624 times:
Quoting WestWing (Reply 1): The Memphis Business Journal story says the 777F carries 14,000 lbs more than the MD11F, while the Boeing press release says the 777F carries a revenue payload 37,000 lbs more than the MD11F. Hmmm.
GAWD! That's alot of difference mixed up there!
Eitherway, congrats to both. Looking forward to seeing the T7's in MEM now alongside some of the other great looking classics down there!
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 9351 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5319 times:
EK413, we have a different world view but let's not let that spoil the occasion. To your question, if FX workers didn't do their job I am sure that FX could attract excellent new employees and train them in. People should be proud of what they do in life but let's not let it get out of hand. We could say the Workers at Boeing and GE are responsible for the 777F and that would be true too. Everybody deserves respect to the extent that they are doing their job and doing it well. We all know FX has a pretty good thing going. I would single out their headquarters staff. It appears they do a good job. But they too are just workers. In many businesses the owners of the company thank their customers. I'm more comfortable with that than thanking workers for doing their job, which in a way is kind of trivial, and doesn't say a whole lot.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2240 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4501 times:
What is the status of the buildings that were halted during construction when the 380 order was cancelled? Will they be needed for the 777? Will additional ramp space be (or has been) added for it?
As for MEM, when is the new tower skd for operation and what are the specs versus the old one? Have any FAA mandated changes really been made to operations on the east-west runway to avoid conflicts with the N-S complex? Pilot opinions wanted please.
Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
Zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 10115 posts, RR: 76
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4403 times:
Quoting WestWing (Reply 11):
That's a 26,500 lbs difference. About the average of the 14,000 and 37,000 lbs quoted earlier.
So now we have three different values (14, 26.5 and 37) klbs for the same thing. Priceless!
I cannot ever see the day when a FX 777F will ever get max payload.
FX aircraft are normally volume limited, I think the FX cargo density is around 7-8 lb/cu.ft, and the 777F needs about 10.2 lb/cu.ft to reach its max payload number listed. If they interline between the MD-11F and 777F they will also loose a lot more volume as the fuselage cross sections are different, you cannot make best use of the 777F cross section (hence volume, and hence payload) with interline cargo.
If I recall correctly the main difference between a 777F and MD-11F was one pallet position on the main deck.
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