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XT6Wagon
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RE: EVA Air And 777-300ER Breaks World Record

Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:18 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 49):
In the charter world, most people do not make public their flight paths, I would not be surprised that other VIP aircraft have done longer flights, the A345 Prestige has a design range of 10,000 nm. We know QF has done LHR-MEL direct ing a 744, and they also have flown a 330 direct from TLS to MEL.

Well, if you have an example of a passenger flight longer than the record 777, please share it with us. I know the 747 has done the very long flights before, however these were not revinue flights and had only minimial wieght other than fuel from my understanding. Certainly this is one record that will be hard to define, as you could load up one of the non-stop around the world aircraft with a single passenger and go for broke on the record, In fact I would not be suprised if someone DOES do this in the next few years to grab their name in the record books. Certainly could also do it for a regularly schedualed flight if you had enough rich buddies that want the thrill (boredom?) of a non-stop around the world flight. one a month for the rest of the year....

Quoting Zeke (Reply 49):
And 280ish in the 773ER, climbing to FL300 only after takeoff.

Clearly its prefered that your aircraft climbs to FL300 only after takeoff... might get a little hard to load people if it does it at the jetway.
 
widebodyphotog
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RE: EVA Air And 777-300ER Breaks World Record

Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:50 am

Quoting XT6Wagon (Reply 50):
Quoting Zeke (Reply 49):
And 280ish in the 773ER, climbing to FL300 only after takeoff.

Clearly its prefered that your aircraft climbs to FL300 only after takeoff... might get a little hard to load people if it does it at the jetway.

Good one, but in all seriousness Zeke seems to think that by saying that being able to only go FL300 as the initial cruise altitude is a knock on the 777-300ER performance. In point of fact it's not a knock at all. The 777-200ER can fly normal cruise speed at lower altitudes. It can maintain normal long range cruise speed of M.843 from FL280. Even at a takeoff weight of 750,000lbs FL280 is achieved 20 min or so after takeoff depending on ATC constraints. At 775,000 it may take 30 min or more to get there. At lower weights, say 700-750,000lbs climb out is quicker and while it may hang around at lower altitudes compared to other airplanes it's carrying more payload, burning less fuel, and flying faster from point A to point B.



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