CB777
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B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 10:15 am

Hello everyone, a co-worker of mine was telling me that he was talking to a Continental pilot, and the pilot said that the B777 could fly EWR-SYD non-stop, is this possible? I think the range is too far. Can any other airplane make that range like a 747-400 or an A340?


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Dazed767
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 10:19 am

Well that's 8,622nm. The 777 can do 5,150nm, and the ER can do 7,695. So I'm guessing no.
 
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 10:26 am

As always, the question is can they do it with a worthwhile payload; presumably not. But an empty 777 could do it.
 
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 10:35 am

B777-200LR can fly up to 8860nm, and since EWR-SYD is 8622nm, the answer is: Yes.

At least CO buys B777-200LR.
 
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 11:14 am

A 777-200LR COULD fly that route EMPTY! It wouldn't be at all worthwhile for an airline. they would have to operate with a 1/2 pax. load.

:::QantasA330:::
 
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 3:49 pm


Wow, don't think this would happen in the near future but if someone let's say CO started that flight it would probably be against human dignitiy and law to place someone in coach class.
I mean EWR-HKG will already be an extremely Ultra longhaul flight.

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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 3:57 pm

They would probably operate the flight from IAH via GUM to SYD
 
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 4:13 pm

Actually, a 777-200ER could considerably make IAH-SYD nonstop. IAH SYD is 7467nm, the 777-200ER can fly approx. 7700nm. However, 240 minutes ETOPS certification would be required, and a stop would probably be needed b/c of headwinds.

CO could possible do a EWR-LAX-SYD and/or an IAH-LAX-SYD.
 
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Sun Feb 11, 2001 10:51 pm

Continental used to fly JFK-HNL-SYD with a DC-10 in the 80's. They could fly EWR-HNL-SYD with a 767-400 or a 777-200 and they could connect passngers from Los Angeles and Houston, as well a Northwest codeshare flights(San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Detroit).
 
CB777
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Mon Feb 12, 2001 3:18 am

Thanks everyone for your responses, I didn't think it was possible for a non-stop flight.



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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Mon Feb 12, 2001 4:16 am

We need an IAH/EWR-GUM flight before we make a flight from the Mainland to SYD. GUM is a pretty isolated hub, with the only way to get there through HNL or NRT, or HKG if you're crazy. i think we could build some more flights from GUM to Australia with the DC-10 or 767, and just run a 777 or 762 (I'm 99% sure a 764 couldn't make it with a profitable payload) in there from IAH and EWR to feed the Australia flights. It could be successful, and it would be nicer to the pax with a stop somewhere along the way.
 
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RE: B777 EWR-SYD NON-STOP?

Mon Feb 12, 2001 6:24 am

The 777-200ER could not make IAH-SYD nonstop, even if IAH SYD is 7467nm and the 777-200ER can fly approx. 7700nm. The reason are the reserve you must count in, for example for strong head winds, and so on.

As for ETOPS 240: is it already in use? I don't think so.

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