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Could EK Fly A 777-200ER NCL-DXB Nonstop?  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7693 times:

Now, there is no problem with the range, but with the limited runway at NCL (7660FT), if EK wanted to put a 772ER onto the NCL-DXB route, could it do it nonstop without any major payload restrictions?

[Edited 2009-12-28 11:40:12 by gkirk]


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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4772 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7641 times:

I think the question to be asked is if NCL can handle an A 333 because this is the aircraft that is going to be fully replacing EK's entire A 332 fleet within a few years.

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7614 times:
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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.

User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30898 posts, RR: 87
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7563 times:
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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.


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7414 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



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 7091 times:

Don't get me wrong, I think the A330 is the perfect sized a/c for the route, but what if...  Wink


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User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6937 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.


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