E7plnr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3527 times:
I recently read that Airbus is already building the first NW A330-300. It will be a 'enhanced' version and will require additional testing prior to the NW delivery.
Does anyone know what this 'enhanced' version consist of?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3303 times:
NW has stated that the A333s are their transatlantic type and, at this point, do not plan to send them accross the pacific. The current order is ample to replace the DC10-30s flying transatlantic on a one-for-one basis; there may be a follow up order for the A330 to replace remaining DC10s that will be flying the Hawaii routes for the next few years.
QatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3234 times:
The latest version of the A330-300 has a range of 5,600nm with 295 pax and luggage (no cargo) and 4500nm at MTOW. The A340-300 would be a good fit for NW's long and thin routes since it will have cockpit and systems commonality with the A330 and a similar engine core to the A32X aircraft they have. This will simplify maintenance greatly.
I am wondering, what is the longest NW DC-10 routes?