jagraham wrote:PlanesNTrains wrote:Arion640 wrote:
Is the 787-10ER actually a real concept or is this something airliners.net has made up?
I think it's something we made up. ANZ buying the -10 has turned into the -10 can do SYD-LHR year round.
The ANZ press releases say that Boeing improved the 787s they are buying; of course a.netters are hotly disputing any improvement viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1422937&p=21388977&hilit=anz+787#p21388977.
I believe the 2.5t reduction in MTOW is real; but that only gets about 1/2 hour of flying time. More like a PIP than an ER type enhancement.
Guilty as charged. I took the liberty of appending the ER. I actually haven't seen any official 10ER studies. While there have been weight reductions and range improvements, I haven't heard anything about HGW nor ER versions. But if they could do it, it would be a nice bit of good news from them.