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787 BOE3 At DXB

Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:21 pm

Flightaware has the flight going almost 8,000 miles non-stop!! Does anyone know what engine version is on BOE3? Was this the longest flight to date for the 787?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE787

Thanks.

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787 BOE3 At DXB

Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:59 pm

BOE3 has RR Trent-1000 engines. The GEnx engined birds are BOE5 and BOE6, I believe.
 
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787 BOE3 At DXB

Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:27 pm

I was wondering what version of the RR Trent 1000. The initial baseline?

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787 BOE3 At DXB

Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:10 pm

A route that length should be within the normal operating parameters of the 787, so a lightly loaded 787 with only the crew on board would have no problem on the route. Emirates is going to operate SEA-DXB with a 77W.
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787 BOE3 At DXB

Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:38 pm

Quoting ual747-600 (Thread starter):
Was this the longest flight to date for the 787?

No, they've had multiple 18h+ flights for the ETOPS stuff. The first one was Guam-Seattle (with a lot of route deviation), the second was Seattle-Seattle with a waypoint over Barbados. Seattle-Dubai may be the longest great-circle route they've done yet but I'm not positive.

While 3 was still in the air en route to Dubai, 1 landed in Auckland. Although Auckland is slightly closer great-circle, it may have actually been a longer flight due to routing and winds. Tailwinds going east were really good on Friday.

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787 BOE3 At DXB

Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:46 pm

Quoting ual747-600 (Reply 2):
I was wondering what version of the RR Trent 1000. The initial baseline?

Probably Package A engines. I believe only ZA004 has the Package B.
 
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RE: 787 BOE3 At DXB

Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:03 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 5):
The first one was Guam-Seattle (with a lot of route deviation), the second was Seattle-Seattle with a waypoint over Barbados. Seattle-Dubai may be the longest great-circle route they've done yet but I'm not positive.

Correct. However, the longest so far is still the Guam-Seattle flight by way of Weno Island, Honolulu and Los Angeles at 7,655mi. Seattle-Dubai is 7,393.

Interestingly, the Guam-Seattle flight did run 18 hours and had over 10,000mi flown thanks to extra pattern flying off Seattle's coast.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...2/history/20110727/0800Z/PGUM/KPAE - 27 July, BOE102 - Guam-Seattle
 
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RE: 787 BOE3 At DXB

Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 am

Boeing 787 just touched down in Sydney , staying here till Thursday 12:45 pm local time
for Airlines Testing with QF & JEtstar.
 
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RE: 787 BOE3 At DXB

Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:24 am

Quoting sydaircargo (Reply 7):
Boeing 787 just touched down in Sydney

Just for clarity regarding the subject of this thread, the plane in Sydney is ZA001. ZA003 is still in Dubai.

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RE: 787 BOE3 At DXB

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:33 am

787 in SYD. Check out the pics - some really neat close-ups. Nice work from photographer Charles Brewer.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/galler...lery-e6frflw0-1226196770981?page=4