Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2906 times:
Did the four airlines mentioned in the topic use Iceland as a stopping point to ferry their 727s across the Atlantic for domestic service in Europe? Or did they equip the with extra tankage? If extra tankage, how was this possible? The range needed to fly transatlantically was almost twice as much as the 1700 mile range of the 727 (Boston to London alone is just above 3,000 miles)
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17365 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
The only place where you run into real trouble is Hawaii, since it's so far from anything. There is simply no place for refueling stops. But there are ferry tanks for that sort of thing if the aircraft really needs extra legs.