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Does VT-ALD (77L) Have Aux Fuel Tanks?  
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

There were reports on A.Net that AI's fourth 777-200LR (VT-ALD) had a delayed delivery because system tests were being conducted at BFI related to the auxiliary fuel tanks (the ones that go in the cargo hold) installed on this aircraft. Can anyone confirm or refute whether or not this is true and whether VT-ALD was delivered with auxiliary fuel tanks installed?


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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

What you have stated in your post is true.


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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2294 times:



Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 1):
What you have stated in your post is true.

Thank you. I have a follow-up question because I assume you have access to a reliable source.

Will the remaining four 772LRs (VT-ALE onwards) also be delivered with the aux fuel tanks?

I am surprised that there has not been more publicity. The AI press release when they received VT-ALD did not mention the increased range (more than the previous -200LRs). Boeing did not issue a press release about the first -200LR delivered with the aux fuel tanks. With the aux tanks, VT-ALD would be the longest range airliner ever in service - one would think that this ought to have been something that both AI and Boeing would have liked to "boast" about - it is good PR.



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