Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10 Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
are nonstop flights possible between in the A320 series of aircraft? more specifically, i'm looking to see if the A319CJ could do so, and if it would be possible for an A318 to do the same. i know that diamler-chrysler does fly between detroit and stuttgart.
one other question, would installation of the fuel tank in the forward cargo bin be possible on the A318 as it is done on the A319CJ?
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
QantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4190 times:
For a typical trans-atlantic flight (JFK-LHR [approx. 5600 km.], for example) flight, the 318/319/320/321 all could not make it with a full load...however, with a somewhat reduced load and perhaps an auxiliary fuel tank or two, they could certainly make it. The ACJ can make it unaltered.
Leviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4186 times:
Lufthansa have an A319 jet called PrivateAir, configured all business class it flies daily between DUS and NYC, so it is possible but I don't know if it is modified in some way, maybe LHs website have some answers.
LHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4031 times:
Privatair is actually an independent charter company (based in Switzerland, I believe), that uses both A320s and B737s for the daily DUS-Newark flight. I don't know for how long this has been going on, but privatair also does a non-stop DUS-ORD all-business flight (on behalf of LH). The pic below is actually the privatair flight taking off from DUS going to ORD. Excuse the bad quality. This is clearly the A320. They alternate the 737s and 320s for the Newark and ORD flights.
I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
Jetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3988 times:
When we (Frontier) ferry our A319's/A318's out of Hamburg (HAM) we go non-stop to Bangor, Maine to clear customs. We can go to Boston but not much further. This is with full fuel, max of 25 pax, and no additional fuel tanks.