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What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?  
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
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Whats this BA 777 doing in CDG. Is it some sort of special charter flight or something?


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User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Either diversion or French ATC shut down again and they had to shuttle busloads of pax there.

User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
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The photo was taken in 1997.

LHR-CDG was a regular 777 route when the aircraft was introduced, initially for crew familiarisation and later because of problems with ETOPS approval with the GE90, which delayed their deployment on Trans-Atlantic routes.

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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

That's interesting, Crosswind. I even remember, LH's first 747-400 route was FRA-HAM..
But afaik, BA's oldest 777s (G-ZZZA/B/C/D/E) have less mtow than all their other 777s, and so BA uses these five aircraft only on their Middle East routes? I didn't know that these aircraft are used for trans-atlantic routes, too??

ps: ILS, how did you manage to write 1387 within 52 days  Wow!


User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Actually, the BA 777 was the first 777 that I ever saw. I was departing from CDG on NW to DTW when I saw the fuselage of a plane that look just too damn big to be a 767, then about 30 min into my flight, I realized it was a 777! This was in 1996.

UAL747


User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1057 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

* These early models (G-ZZZA/B/C/D/E) are 'A market' aircraft, meaning lower take off weights...
* ZZZC was the very first BA 777 delovered as A and B were proving the GE engine and its ETOPS capability (so they needed to be refitted with cabin equipment, and as a result delivered later).
*ZZZ* aircraft do often cross the atlantic(not so much now with the 777-236ER aircraft in service) as i caught G-ZZZD to Montreal... but they are mainly used in the Middle East routes...
*The aircraft seen in Paris was on crew training and familiarisation sorties...

Hope that answers your quiestion...


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

How does the range of the RR -ER models compare to the GE -ER models?
Thanks,donder10


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

I like aviation Ndebele.

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