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What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?

Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:10 am

Whats this BA 777 doing in CDG. Is it some sort of special charter flight or something?


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RE: What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?

Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:16 am

Either diversion or French ATC shut down again and they had to shuttle busloads of pax there.
 
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RE: What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?

Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:23 am

The photo was taken in 1997.

LHR-CDG was a regular 777 route when the aircraft was introduced, initially for crew familiarisation and later because of problems with ETOPS approval with the GE90, which delayed their deployment on Trans-Atlantic routes.

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RE: What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?

Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:33 am

That's interesting, Crosswind. I even remember, LH's first 747-400 route was FRA-HAM..
But afaik, BA's oldest 777s (G-ZZZA/B/C/D/E) have less mtow than all their other 777s, and so BA uses these five aircraft only on their Middle East routes? I didn't know that these aircraft are used for trans-atlantic routes, too??

ps: ILS, how did you manage to write 1387 within 52 days  Wow!
 
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RE: What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?

Mon Dec 31, 2001 4:58 am

Actually, the BA 777 was the first 777 that I ever saw. I was departing from CDG on NW to DTW when I saw the fuselage of a plane that look just too damn big to be a 767, then about 30 min into my flight, I realized it was a 777! This was in 1996.

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RE: What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?

Mon Dec 31, 2001 8:30 am

* These early models (G-ZZZA/B/C/D/E) are 'A market' aircraft, meaning lower take off weights...
* ZZZC was the very first BA 777 delovered as A and B were proving the GE engine and its ETOPS capability (so they needed to be refitted with cabin equipment, and as a result delivered later).
*ZZZ* aircraft do often cross the atlantic(not so much now with the 777-236ER aircraft in service) as i caught G-ZZZD to Montreal... but they are mainly used in the Middle East routes...
*The aircraft seen in Paris was on crew training and familiarisation sorties...

Hope that answers your quiestion...
 
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RE: What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?

Mon Dec 31, 2001 9:01 am

How does the range of the RR -ER models compare to the GE -ER models?
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RE: What's A BA 777 Doing At Cdg?

Mon Dec 31, 2001 12:56 pm

I like aviation Ndebele.

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