emrecan
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IST-LAX Possible Non-stop With A343?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:42 pm

Hi everyone.

I just wondered with an A340-300 , is it possible to fly to LAX from Istanbul non-stop?

It is a simple question but I don't know the distance betweem Los Angeles and Istanbul.

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Leskova
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RE: IST-LAX Possible Non-stop With A343?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:54 pm

There's always this nice little site for questions such as this one:

http://gc.kls2.com/

IST-LAX is 6871 miles, 5971 nautical miles or 11058 kilometers.

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Frank
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LAXintl
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RE: IST-LAX Possible Non-stop With A343?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:03 pm

Sure its certainly possible, however with a payload hit that would make the route not economic.

One of the limiting factors of such a long flight from Istanbul is the airports relatively short 9800ft runways combined with the A340s somewhat poor field length performance.
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BlueShamu330s
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RE: IST-LAX Possible Non-stop With A343?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:08 pm

Hmmm, must have missed something here, 'cos it's always got me in and out of wherever we're flying - and I'm not going down the route yet again of why its performance seems so leisurely - if you need it, it's got it...... but as the song also goes...... It aint what you got, it's the way that you do it  Big grinD
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gigneil
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RE: IST-LAX Possible Non-stop With A343?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:50 am

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 2):
One of the limiting factors of such a long flight from Istanbul is the airports relatively short 9800ft runways combined with the A340s somewhat poor field length performance.

The A340 has a similar field performance profile to a 777.

That being said, 9800 feet is somewhat short.

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