There have been rumors on the local news that local councilors are looking to start flights from Aberdeen (UK) to Houston (Texas). They believe that there is a market for direct flights as the two cities are linked with oil!
Whilst I personally doubt it will ever happen, I am curious as to what aircraft could be used.
ABZ has a runway 5948 feet long and the flight distance is in excess of 4000 miles.
I reckon only the following aircraft could complete the flight non-stop - but would any of them be able to get off the ground in less than 6000ft with the necessary fuel and payload to make a trip like this worthwhile?
767 / 777/ 747 / A330 / A340 / L1011 / DC10 / MD11
Lastly, what operator if any would be likely to operate this?