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Meeting Alan Mulally At Egpf  
User currently offlineSA365C1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Had the pleasure of meeting boeing boss Alan Mulally at Glasgow Airport a couple of nights ago handled there aeroplane and fuelled it came from Seattle Boeing Field going to Dubai, a very nice chap talked to him about the 21st century jet programme for the Beoing 777 and he was telling me how they were going over to persuade Emirates Airlines to buy 25 more 777's.

here's a picture of the aircraft he came in with, Boeing 737-700BBJ N737BZ :


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1127 times:
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You're a lucky guy!!! I would love to meet a boss like Mullay from either boeing or airbus, just to ask some questions and get some interesting replies too!

Rdgs
Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Why the hell would he be flying a 737 from Seattle to Dubai ?, all the stops and refuelings, for what ? just get on another carrier and get there faster, with more comfort, and substancially cheaper than flying the 737 all the way ?

I love the 737NG, but all the way to Dubai ?

Jer
Ps, Hope they succeed in the mission,


User currently offlineRmenon From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

Artsyman,
Not sure what the interior of that BBJ looks like - but if you had a 737 that looked like this inside - would you rather fly on a commercial carrier?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
PS click the arrows to look at all the pics

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/bbj/html/pop_010107_3.html

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/bbj/html/pop_010104_1.html

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/bbj/html/pop_010106_1.html

Also - the BBJ can likely to Seattle-Dubai with one stop - currently - all commercial flights would also require the one stop anyway.


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

As a very frequent long haul traveler on Continental Business First, I can tell you that no amount of comfort manages to totally overcome the drain that flying long distances takes out of you. I don't care if he has 8 women massaging him for the duration of the flight, it still takes it out of you, and I think he may be better off in First class getting there in 13 hours or so, instead of the best part of 25 hours. I would think that the 700 series would probably do SEA- Gander, then Gander to Somewhere in Europe, then on to Dubai. I don't know if they are carrying extra Pilots to make the flight, most pilots wouldnt want to fly for 20+ hours straight, so they need paid etc, it isnt going to be cheaper to fly that 737 all the way with the crew etc, than it would be for him to have a nice sleeper bed for 13 hours

Jer


User currently offlineSA365C1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Artsyman,

Firstly don't quite agree with you there how can you compare going on a First Class Aircraft with going on a BBJ?? really no comparison whatsoever.

Secondly, there were 5 crew and 4 pax aboard the aircraft, which consisted of 2 pilots 1 flight engineer and 2 stewardesses, the first sector from Seattle Boeing field to Glasgow took 8 hours and 18 minutes and the second sector took 7 hours 10 minutes and I has the aeroplane turned around in 1 hour 5 minutes so all in total journey time was 15 hours 33 minutes so that puts your 25 hour argument out of the window.

Dunno what you mean about the fact it would only make Seattle-Gander in 1 stop, you do realise that is only 4 hours flight, are you seriously saying that the 737-700 only has enough endurance to make it that far, come on man read about its performance or even better why dont you read the other thread about the N737ER 737BBJ which went from Seattle to Jeddah in 14 hours or so DIRECT, yes non stop!!!


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Dunno what you mean about the fact it would only make Seattle-Gander in 1 stop, you do realise that is only 4 hours flight, are you seriously saying that the 737-700 only has enough endurance to make it that far

No, I wasn't suggesting that, but I would be very very surprised if the 737 could do SEA>GLA in one leg, and Gander seemed as good a place as any to do a refuel. I could have chose Iceland, Greenland, Gander, I chose Gander, makes not a big difference.

where does it say that it made SEA>GLA non stop, I am impressed if its true

Jer
Ps, Chill out on the attitude, we are all mostly friends here


User currently offlineDuff From New Zealand, joined Oct 2001, 117 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

The BBJ has far more fuel capacity than your average 737NG. Tanks are located where you would otherwise find cargo holds.

User currently offlineSA365C1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

"No, I wasn't suggesting that, but I would be very very surprised if the 737 could do SEA>GLA in one leg, and Gander seemed as good a place as any to do a refuel. I could have chose Iceland, Greenland, Gander, I chose Gander, makes not a big difference.

where does it say that it made SEA>GLA non stop, I am impressed if its true"

Because I am telling you it did!!!!!, have a copy of ther flight plan here did you actually read any of my post and what about the bit regarding N737ER going for 14 hours from Seattle to Jeddah.

Sorry mate but read and digest first before posting and ye we are all friends here.

Flight Plan as follows :

(FPL-N737BZ-IG
-B737/M-SDGHIJRWXY/S
-KBFI1600
-M080F370 KAGLY 64N60W 64N50W 64N40W 63N30W 61N20W ERAKA/M080F370 UN581 BEN UN590 GOW
-EGPF0805 EGPK
-EET/CZVR0019 CZEG0043 CZWG0118 CZUL0340 CZQX0432 64N60W0442 BIRD0454 64N50W0515 64N40W0546 63N30W0616 EGGX0650 EGPX0730
-REG/N737BZ SEL/BQCM DAT/H RMK/TCAS EQUIPPED FAA WAIVER 6329 AGCS EQUIPPED DOF/0200407)

hope that clears it up buddy!

A good flight plan for flight simmers probably!!!!!

Regards!


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

I know what I'd rather fly on! The BBJ.
Sheesh, if they went commercial, they might end up on an Airbus. Big grin


User currently offlineGWB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Had it occured to you guys that the BBJ was headed out there on a sales trip / demo and Mulally hitched a ride? Saves the 1st class air fare too...

User currently offlineSA365C1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

The aeroplane has just passed through Glasgow again today going back to Seattle Boeing Field with Mr Mulally saying it was a very positive trip so I guess Emirates just might be buying some more Boeing 777's!!!!

User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Only on a.net do we get up to the minute updates on things like this. Really cool behind the scenes information. Thanks SA365C1!

Joe


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