nasmal
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Boeing Deliveries To Eupore

Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:23 pm

How does boeing deliver its small planes like the 717,737,727 to eupore over the atlantic since there range is not that far.
 
DeltaAir
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RE: Boeing Deliveries To Eupore

Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:26 pm

When the aircraft are delivered there is ususally very little if any payload, therefore the range is greatly increased. Also, there is Greenland and Canada along the way to stop to get fuel.
 
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RE: Boeing Deliveries To Eupore

Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:26 pm

With no passengers or cargo to carry, the range on these smaller aircraft increases considerably. Temporary fuel tanks (I think) can also be fitted to increase range if needed. Piece of cake!

Charles
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RE: Boeing Deliveries To Eupore

Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:26 pm

Simple, they have stops over the atlantic/pacific.
 
desertjets
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RE: Boeing Deliveries To Eupore

Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:26 pm

Getting across the Atlantic is pretty easy... you have places like St. Johns and Gander Newfoundland and Keflavik Iceland to make fuel stops and then it is less than 1500nm to most points in Europe.

Getting across the pacific is the hard part.
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sammyk
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RE: Boeing Deliveries To Eupore

Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:27 pm

What a long trip it must have been delivering 717s to Australia!  

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Scand
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RE: Boeing Deliveries To Eupore

Thu Jul 06, 2000 8:06 pm

SAS flew all of its 737-600/700
NON-STOP from SEA to ARN.
Total airborne time between 8-10 hours.
The 737-800 had to make a fuel stop in KEF/iceland due to its shorter range. If I am not wrong one of the first flights did set the airborne time world record(?) for the 737-600 with a airborne time of 10h and 4min.
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RE: Boeing Deliveries To Eupore

Thu Jul 06, 2000 10:59 pm

As others have pointed out - the quoted range is based on a 'typical' configuration and a 'typical' load factor. Since fuel burn increases with the weight carried, an empty plane can fly MUCH further than the quoted range of the aircraft.

Also, sometimes other tricks are used, such as additional fuel tanks in the cargo hold or using special high density fuel.

And if none of the above work, there are plenty of place to stop in both the atlantic and the pacific.

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