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A332 Flies The Pacific (LAX-SYD). Record ?  
User currently offlineAirvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 796 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Is this a record for an A332?

The Chilean ash cloud has caused QF26 to avoid AKL and the aircraft VH-EBL, is flying direct LAX-SYD. Probably not many pax, but a few (otherwise the flight number would have been changed to the 6xxx series also the aircraft is arriving at the International terminal in SYD). The aircraft has just commenced descent.

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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7222 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

The portion of the A332's payload-range curve limited by MTOW is unusually shallow because the aircraft has both a high MSP and high fuel capacity. An A332 with a partial payload can fly a *long* way. I'm not surprised they can do this as a one-off.

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