Here is the link to the part of the Boeing website that talks about changes between 777-200 and 777-200LR.
Now I was wondering about whether CO, an airline in which I maintain a financial interest, could possibly send some of their 777s to Everett and turn them into aircraft that wouldn't have to be payload restricted to go to HKG. CO could beat out CX on the New York to Hong Kong route, offering a direct service to a much more convenient location. Then CO could wreck the crap out of SIA and have 777 service all the way to Singapore with -200LR.
I know CO has the GE powerplants and I was wondering if GE might offer some sort of trade-in program for them. There probably is a large demand for GE90 powerplants so GE wouldn't have any problems getting rid of them. All of the rest of the problem is Boeing's.
So how feasible is it to do such a thing? All I see is the addition of extra fuel tanks, re-engining the aircraft, and addition of extra stuff. Is this hard to do when the aircraft goes into one of those heavy maintenance cycles?
Also, BTW, I heard of how Lockheed added fuselage plugs to existing C-141 transports in order to increase the available fuselage space. I was wondering about the feasibility of turning 777-200s essentially into 777-300s if an airline sees that it needs quick capacity.
Thanks a lot. I know I've been difficult lately.