Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 412 times:
I don't think any B763 is ETOPS-207 certified, and ETOPS-230 doesn't exist at all right now.
It can fly it nonstop, but only on delivery or for any other purpose, but not with 230 pax and cargo on board. Ever heard of a fully loaded B763 flight over 14 hours on regular schedule? I haven't...
MartyS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 401 times:
Just a thought - there's this thing called the Boeing web site that publishes the ranges of their aircraft and, I would assume that the distance between HKG and SFO doesn't fluctuate a whole bunch and is, therefore, a known figure. I'll bet a bunch of smart guys like you could figure out whether one of these numbers is larger than the other or not.
AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 344 times:
Well, I'm not exactly sure about flying from SFO to HKG, but last year, my dad flew a CP B-767-300 from YVR to NRT.
While I don't know what the difference in distance between SFO-HKG and YVR-NRT is, I know that it is a relativley long trip.
BTW, it was a nonstop flight.
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Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 319 times:
The great circle distance between SFO and HKG is 6019nm. The max range of a B767-300ER with a typical load and PW4060 engines is 6060nm. Now saying it can do it because it has 41nm more range than needed is a bit optimistic, actually, a lot more than a "bit." Planes don't fly in straight lines, winds aren't 0, and payload isn't always "typical." So, I'd say it could make it nonstop with very favorable tailwinds and a light load. Otherwise, no, it is not possible.