|Quoting NZ1 (Thread starter):|
Boeing says that the aircraft has the range to fly Auckland - New York direct. It has an all-up range of 17,454km. Later this year, the Worldliner will attempt to set a new world record for distance traveled nonstop by a commercial aircraft. The current record -- 10,823 nautical miles (20,044 kilometers) -- was set in 1997 by the 777-200ER (Extended Range).
However Boeing says flying non-stop from Auckland to New York or London is beyond the plane's reach.
|Quoting NZ1 (Reply 55):|
I had a look onboard this morning, and I have to say how impressed I was. The interior is just awesome. This aircraft (002) is destined for PIA and was fully decked out inside, even with stars that twinkle on the cabin ceiling. The Boeing reps were great, giving away free stickers, photo albums etc. I was standing about 30 feet from the engines when she started up before the demo flight, and boy what a sound. Nothing can beat that sound. I feel sorry that it wasn't able to be shared by more enthusiasts/members of the public.
|Quoting NZ107 (Reply 62):|
Well, ETD is 1400 NZST, which is in half an hour. By my predictions, this will get there at like 6AM your time as it is around 1/2 an hour longer to get to (Great Circle Mapper). Unless they will fly this leg on one engine, be prepared to get up early!
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