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Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:02 am

Not that it's a huge thing, but some users were wondering if and when Delta would bump the MTOW on the B777s up from 648,000 lbs to 656,000 lbs. Effective 9/13/06, all eight aircraft are certified for the higher weight in preparation for the nonstop India services beginning in November.
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:05 am

What were the criteria for recertifying the aircraft? Were there modifications made?
 
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:08 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 1):
What were the criteria for recertifying the aircraft? Were there modifications made?

All that happened is they paid Boeing for the higher certification.
 
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:10 am

it is necessary for JFKBOM but will increase capabilities on all 777 routes which will increasingly be to/from Asia.
 
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:20 am

I love how Delta JFK to Asia route is to Mumbai, not accross the Pacific. Would love to see JFK to NRT, again.
 
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:52 am

Will this mean no weight restrictions on JFK-BOM?
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:58 am

Not "no" weight restrictions, as the max payload range of a 777 is far less than the 6800ish nms of this route.

But it will likely fly fairly full of pax and with their bags. Not a lot of cargo but possibly some going east...

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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:09 pm

Gonna be fairly stretched WEST bound I would say... EAST bound not such a problem.
 
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:12 pm

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 5):
Will this mean no weight restrictions on JFK-BOM?

No, just less restrictions. Going JFK-BOM, it's probably not that much of an issue thanks to the prevailing tail winds, whereas for BOM-JFK, the increase is more than welcome.
 
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:45 pm

I am guessing the increased MTOW is for the fuel weight. Am I right?
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:49 pm

no, MTOW mean the aircraft's MAXIMUM TAKE-OFF WEIGHT meaning it's weight with pax, baggage, fuel etc,
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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting Dangould2000 (Reply 10):
no, MTOW mean the aircraft's MAXIMUM TAKE-OFF WEIGHT meaning it's weight with pax, baggage, fuel etc

I think he was trying to say "the increase in MTOW is due to having to carry more fuel for this long flight."

I would hazard the guess that that is the case.

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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:15 am

Quoting Dangould2000 (Reply 10):
no, MTOW mean the aircraft's MAXIMUM TAKE-OFF WEIGHT meaning it's weight with pax, baggage, fuel etc,

Correct so for example if the plane would need to carry 240Lbs of fuel and only 80,000 of payload (including cargo, pax etc.)

And now it can do with 90,000 of payload

All the figures are fake, only to give you an example

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RE: Delta B777s Recertified For 656,000 Lb Mtow

Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:16 am

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 4):
I love how Delta JFK to Asia route is to Mumbai, not accross the Pacific. Would love to see JFK to NRT, again.

hear hear.  bigthumbsup