David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7640 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8208 times:
Given the loads experienced, I wouldn't be too surprised if NCL went to 772s before the A333 come along. Be interesting to see which current 772 route is in need of a (larger) replacement for it to be freed up for a NCL run though.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32925 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8157 times:
Based on Boeing's charts, assuming it was a "Standard Day" at NCL, a 77E should be able to depart NCL at around 570,000 pounds TOW. At an MZFW of 430,000 pounds, that would be around 3750nm. GCM shows a track of a bit over 3000nm between NCL and DXB.
Those numbers all use Boeing's Generic Specification, but I would think that EK would be able to operate a 77E at up to MZFW on that route.
Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8008 times:
My mate works at NCL as a trainer for Swissport ( who are the ground agents for EK there) and I asked this same question to him a while ago. He had been told that a 777 could be used on the route and would be depending on load factors and cargo etc
Fingers crossed as I would love to see a 777 at NCL apart from the odd BA divert
Haan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7531 times:
It will be no problem.
On the NCL-DXB flight the TOW will be 246T, this is based on a MZFW of 195T
On a perfect day with a Temp of 15c and Q1013 the RTOW will be 253T. (MAX TOW 267T)
This means the aircraft will have a under-load of 7T.