AABB777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4145 times:
All QR 777 freighters are LRs.
In fact, all Boeing 777 freighters are LRs.
From Boeing website:
Responding to strong demand from cargo operators around the world for an efficient, long-range, and high-capacity freighter, Boeing launched the Boeing 777 Freighter in May 2005 with a launch order from Air France. Bringing unsurpassed efficiency to long-haul markets, the 777 Freighter provides more capacity than any other twin-engine freighter. The 777 Freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range) passenger airplane and entered service in February 2009.
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12324 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3621 times:
A major factor here is that having spent money developing the 77LRF, Boeing does not want to undermine its sales prospects by offering a conversion, although inevitably there will be, at some stage.
Airbus is facing the same problem with the A332F; Qatar Airways is anxious to get its A332s converted to freighters (once the 787s are delivered) and is trying to persuade Airbus to offer a conversion, but of course, Airbus wants them to order A332Fs, which Qatar has said it won't be doing.
B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3123 times:
Don't think QR will have much luck persuading Airbus to launch a conversion of the A330-200. Their priority, as far as conversion of wide-bodies go, is very much in favour of the -300 since that's what all the integrators will be wanting. Besides, QR is relatively small potatoes in the larger scheme of things, and when it comes to freighters they're miniscule compared to the real players. In other words, they don't have alot of weight to throw around - however much AAR likes to think otherwise.
It stands to reason, though, that once the -300 has been through the P2F process, the certified kit should be relatively easily transferable to the -200, and then QR can have what they say they want. Middle of the decade sounds like a reasonable time for EIS. Question is whether QR will hold on to their -200 long enough for that to happen.
From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
coopdogyo From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
Quoting kaitak (Reply 6): A major factor here is that having spent money developing the 77LRF, Boeing does not want to undermine its sales prospects by offering a conversion, although inevitably there will be, at some stage.
Boeing did a development study of the 777BCF a few years a ago. I believe it said that the 777ERBCF would have a payload of 175,000lbs which is less than the 777F which has a payload of about 225,000lbs. It would also have a range of just under 4000nm. The 777-200BCF would have a range of 2500nm and a payload of 150,000 pounds.