Have borrowed a post of mine and a reply from the United Fleet 2019 thread, as its updated now.
We were talking about Cargo Weight records at United.
In my post I mentioned how LHR holds all the widebody weight records except the 787-10 and 777-200HD and we intend to bring those two back to Europe in 2020 (because they don't fly from LHR we will be happy that at least Europe holds the records).
It only took 15 days into Jan 2020 to get the 787-10 record, UA056 CDGEWR carried 28,100kg claiming the weight record, along with 237 PAX onboard.
Here are the original posts and reply -
My original post
Just to clarify, I wasn't the load planner and made no claim to be, although I can see how the way I phrased it could be misread as that.
As stated I was involved in the planning of both loads in advance , and worked alongside Ops (load planning in LHR and Willis) to make this happen on the day , I'm a Cargo guy not a Load Planner, so I booked the Cargo loads and planned all in advance.
Now I'm back in the office I have a little more info to hand.
UA925-10th May 2017, 787-9, N35953, 36 Business PAX, 58 Coach PAX - 94 PAX total onboard.
10 x PMC of freight onboard at 78,589LBs, 2 x AKE of Mail in the Bulk Pit at 3049LBs, 2 x AKE Bags boarded and 8 x Bags in the Bulk Pit.
Flight pushed back 5 min late at 16:45, airborne at 17:30 which is 50 min late only, so no extended delay on this flight.
UA028-1st July 2013 , 777-200, N78003, 49 PAX in Business, 178 in Coach, 227 PAX onboard.
Aircraft was a 77Y at the time, now its converted to Polaris config it is redesignated as 77E, a 77E is an old CO 77Y that now has Polaris.
To be honest I question the source of this saying its the 777 Cargo record at UA, as I have no record of it and the Cargo records do not match up, this is a mistake from WHQ I think to call that record at 83,362Lbs, ferry flights do not count as records anyway, only flights with PAX on, but UA028 on that day was not a ferry for sure.
I do know the 777-200 Cargo record at United is still held by LHR anyway at 79,740Lbs, UA925-27th Nov 2013, N786UA was a 77J at the time, now a 77N with Polaris.
7 x First Class PAX, 23 x Business, 63 Coach - total 93 PAX onboard
73,571Lbs of Cargo , 6169LBs of Mail, 83 Bags onboard.
Fun fact, UA LHR holds the weight records for the 747-400 / 767-300 / 767-400 / 777-200(non HD) / 777-300 / 787-8 / 787-9.
We are only missing the 777-200HD and the 787-10, and whilst we wont be getting them in LHR anytime soon as they don't fly here, we intend on bringing those 2 Cargo records home to Europe in 2020
Reply from jetblastdubai
I'm sure most people on here missed the underlying meaning in your post but you got a huge virtual "high five" from me when I read it. This is the kind of competition I love seeing in any company! Setting a goal and working towards earning it is a great morale booster for any group within an organization. The fact that you are actively setting a goal of bring home two more records says a lot about your desire to make your station more profitable as well as gain some more notoriety.
I worked ATC in probably one of the most difficult towers on the planet and almost everyone there busted their back side to push out more and more planes regardless of the pay we took home...it was a personal pride thing and we had more fun than a human being should have while doing it. Our customers knew it too.