fear_of_fly
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Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:19 am

Hi,

Which aircraft having the longest range???
A340-600, 777-200, 777-300, 747-400 or....

 
GOT
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:30 am

The ranges are:
A346 13900 km
A345 15800 km
772 9525 km
772ER 14260 km
772LR 16405 km (not delivered yet)
773 11030 km
773LR 13330 km (not delivered yet)
744 13570 km

Hope this helps.

GOT
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Superfly
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:41 am

What about the 747-SP?
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SAS_A330-300
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:48 am

Actually, the 345 and 346 haven't been delivered neither.
So, today the A340-200 has the longest range, 8000 Nm or 14 800 km.

Simon Larsson
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SAS_A330-300
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:55 am

The B747SP has a range of 7400 Nm/13 720 km.

Simon Larsson
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B747-436
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 3:14 am

Airbus hold the crown at the moment, B772LR i don't really have much info on... Has it even started production yet?

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a340-600
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 3:29 am

I have not the figures but i think DC8 has the best performances.
 
JAL
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 4:01 am

I think that the 777-200LR has the longest range.
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bombayhog
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 4:31 am

What is the difference between the 777ER and the 777LR?
 
ryu2
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 5:16 am

If you're talking about any aircraft, not just airliners, the answer is the Rutan Voyager, which flew non-stop around the world without refueling in 1986.
 
modesto2
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 5:23 am

The 777ER (if we're talking about the same plane) is already in service. It was first designated as the 777-200IGW (increased gross weight) but it's now called the 777-200ER. The LR has a greater range, but it's not in service, yet.
 
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 5:37 am

According to this recent Airbus press statement, the range of the A340-500 is now 16,000KM/8650NM. Even so, the B772LR is still the longest ranged airliner by a good margin.

KHALIFA AIRWAYS SELECTS AIRBUS AIRCRAFT FOR FLEET EXPANSION
22 March 2001

To cope with its remarkable growth, Algiers-based Khalifa Airways will acquire 18 latest generation Airbus aircraft, including the new ultra-long range A340-500, which can fly further than any other planned or in-service airliner. The deal covers three four-engine A340-500s, five widebody twin-engine A330-200s and ten single-aisle A320s. Deliveries of all these aircraft are scheduled to begin in 2004. Khalifa Airways will start incorporating the A320 in its fleet as early as next month with two leased aircraft.

In less than two years of commercial activity, which began with the entry into service of its first aircraft, an Airbus A310 - since joined by six other widebody twins of this type - Khalifa Airways has demonstrated phenomenal drive, and been rewarded with success upon success in terms of load factors, passengers satisfaction, operational efficiency and profitablity. With professionalism and business acumen that is proving equal to the task, the airline founded in August 1999 by its current Chairman Rafik Abdelmoumen Khelifa, is determined to become one of the major air transport actors in the Mediterranean region. Thanks to this new fleet expansion, Khalifa Airways will not only increase its domestic and regional services but also launch long-range operations.

The unmatched degree of commonality among Airbus aircraft, in terms of airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics, was the deciding factor in Khalifa Airways' choice. This unique feature provides Airbus operators with greater operational flexibility and substantially reduced operational and training costs. Coupled with the remarkable levels of passenger comfort on Airbus aircraft, this enables airlines to offer even higher standards of services.

The ultra long range A340-500 which can carry 313 passengers in a standard three-class configuration over distances of up to 16,000 km/8,650nm is capable of flying non stop distances such as Algiers to Perth. The medium to long haul A330-200 can transport 253 passengers over distances of up to 12,300km/6,650nm, and is thus capable of linking Algiers with Los Angeles or Tokyo. With a range up to 5,500 km/3,000 nm, the 150-seater A320 can fly from major Algerian cities to destinations such as Kuwait or Moscow. Airbus’ A320 Family, comprised of the A318, the A319, A320, and the A321 has won some 2,700 orders to date, making it the industry's most successful aircraft family ever. With almost 700 orders, the versatile widebody A330/A340 Family is the undisputed market leader in the 239-380 seat category.




 
cba
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 6:14 am

The A340-8000 (-200) is the airliner with the longest range, 8000nm, but none are operated. The 777-200ER, with a range of 7700nm, is the longest ranged airliner in service. 747-400 and A340-300 are runners up. When the A340-500 comes out in a year or so, it will have the longest range, at 8500nm. When the 777-200LR comes out in 2004, it will be the longest ranged airliner, with a range of 8895nm.
 
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 6:28 am

Cba,

The A345 will have a range of 8650nm.
 
flyf15
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 7:04 am

Of all aircraft in service in the world...the KC-10A, with a range of 9990nm. All fuel tanks in the aircraft are tied together, so when used for cargo missons (no fuel offload/tanker operations), the range can be enormus.
 
ILOVEA340
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A340-500

Sat May 19, 2001 11:57 am

yep. This plane can do just about any route. for example sfo-Singapore.
 
Desmidus
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RE: A340-500

Sat May 19, 2001 12:02 pm

The Sultan of Brunei operates an A3408000 I believe.
 
Wasilenko
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 2:16 pm


I don't know if this is true, but some where I read that An-225 when unloaded has a range of 17000km!
 
ILOVEA340
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RE: Longest Range Aircraft?

Sat May 19, 2001 2:19 pm

I have a hard time believing that since the plane when loaded must stop like 2-3 times just to make it to the usa.