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Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 5:44 am

I was wondering about this while reading the changes that were being made at airports in order to accomodate the A380 when it is finally used for pax transportation.

Will airports have to make any changes in order to be able to handle 7E7s? I would presume that the answer would be no, considering that almost all can already handle 767s, but I'm sure that some of you out there would know better than me.

Also, what are the runway length requirements for a 7E7? I know the A380 requires at least 10,000' for normal operations (i.e. not a ferry flight) according to Airbus's website.
 
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 5:45 am

I don't think there will be any modifications needed for the 7E7... Big thumbs up
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 5:49 am

Since the 7E7 will more than likely to be almost the same size of a 767, its probably very unlikely that any airport would have to upgrade anything at all. This is a good thing given to the letter 'E' between the two 7's as in efficent so its entirely cost cutting all around.
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 5:50 am

Other than figuring out where the bridge will set on the aircraft, there will be no airport requirements.
 
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 5:51 am

that is the advantage that the 7E7 will have...why waste $$ on the A380??  Big thumbs up
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 7:17 am

"...why waste $$ on the A380?? "

Maybe if you need to efficiently move 500-600 pax at the same time rather than only 200-300?!

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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 7:31 am

Will airports have to make any changes in order to be able to handle 7E7s? I would presume that the answer would be no, considering that almost all can already handle 767s, but I'm sure that some of you out there would know better than me.

The major consideration in 7E7 airport planning is wingspan. Weight distribution and passenger loading are practically non-issues as aircraft of simmilar size already exist.

The 7E7-300's shortened wings are intended to boost economy on short sectors, but it will also allow the SR version to squeeze into smaller gates than the -800/-900 variants. Just a comparison of wingspans-

(aircraft)(feet/inches)(meters)

7E7-300 (TBD)
7E7-800/900 (193') (59 m)

752 (124' 10") (38 m)
764 (170' 4") (51.9 m)
763/762 (156' 1") (47.6 m)

A320/A321 (111' 10") (34 m)
A300 (147' 1") (44.84 m)
A310 (144') (43.9 m)
A332/A333 (197' 10") (60.3 m)
 
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 7:33 am

At most airports, the 7E7 would probably use 2L for boarding/deplaning.
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 7:41 am

well with a 193' wingspan that airplane will definately not fit into LGA without changes. the 764's wings hang about 10' over the edges of taxiways already...
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 7:47 am

The 7E7 long range variants will require A330 sized gates. The SR versions will fit in the 764/L11/DC10 sized gates such as those at LGA.
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 7:49 am

Any clue which 'ports will see the 7E7?
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 7:50 am

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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Wed May 12, 2004 11:45 pm

According to Boeing, the 7E7 will carry the same operational characteristics as the 767-400 as far as airfield performance. Although the wingspan has not been determined, it is expected that it will be a non-issue with airports.
 
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Thu May 13, 2004 2:51 am

We are not sure about what the final design will be for wingspan so we can't really determine which airports are going to see the 7E7 yet. Boeing can, at anytime, change the wing design for any reason it wants and they dont have to announce it. We will just have to wait and see what happens.
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Thu May 13, 2004 2:57 am

If I remember correctly, LGA can handle the 767 but not the 330. Will LGA be able to handle the 7E7?
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Thu May 13, 2004 8:11 am

As far as I know ( and I definitely could be wrong), the only airline currently that uses the 767 is Delta, so unless DL adds some 7E7 to their fleet, I don't see LGA getting any dreamliner birds.
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RE: Airport Modifications For The 7E7?

Thu May 13, 2004 8:17 am

I doubt if there will be any modifications needed for the 7E7 (but still not sure). It is not any heavier than current aircraft, it's not bulkier, it's not taller, so I would imagine that the current facilities will be sufficient.