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727glasair
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737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:57 pm

I am here in Seattle, and an hour ago KAL 9903 departed BFI to Paris. (BOURGET). 9 HRS 18 MINS enroute, plus reserve...10 hrs flight plan. 1) how can 737 NG do this?
2) 737 Max perhaps could I think.
3) temporary fuel tank added?
4) why would KAL be going there?
Thanks!
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:30 pm

It’s empty
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:39 pm

It's also a BBJ so nothing unusual really.
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:42 pm

It’s empty, not that surprising. NGs have been doing ferry flights like this forever
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:00 am

Oh...did not know KAL had BBJ's.
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:14 am

727glasair wrote:
Oh...did not know KAL had BBJ's.


This should be the airframe, HL 8222 https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... nes/34j9yx

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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:15 am

Even standard 737-800s were delivered direct from Seattle direct to Europe for the likes of TUI and Ryanair. Empty aircraft and favourable winds.
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:59 am

Is this a government owned aircraft or available for public charter.
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:55 am

As mentioned earlier, most 737 delivery flights to Europe from BFI go nonstop. Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin etc can be done nonstop when the airplane is light.
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:30 am

a36001 wrote:
Is this a government owned aircraft or available for public charter.


It's owned by KAL but operated for Hanjin Corporation.
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:40 am

BBJ = Aux tanks in cargo compartments.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.

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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:08 pm

737NG has usually no major issues flying full revenue flights westbound of 5-6 hours. No reason it should have trouble flying eastbound with the jet stream with no payload.
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:13 pm

scbriml wrote:
It's owned by KAL but operated for Hanjin Corporation.


There's not much of Hanjin left apart from KAL and Jin Air since the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:03 pm

Spacepope wrote:
727glasair wrote:
Oh...did not know KAL had BBJ's.


This should be the airframe, HL 8222 https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... nes/34j9yx



Nice looking plane IMO.
 
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:24 pm

9 hours for an empty NG makes sense. Might not even need aux tanks.

WN flew a 737-800 NG from HNL-DAL which is 7 hours during ETOPS certification, and I heard they landed with over 2 hrs of fuel left. And I think they had 25 people on board (FAA etc). Amazing what you can do eastbound :)
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Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:31 pm

Happened before. Let me remind you of my post from 14 years ago:
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