Re: A340 long distance reord

From:         rna@leland.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft)
Organization: DSG, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Date:         10 Jul 93 02:01:42 PDT
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In article <airliners.1993.485@ohare.Chicago.COM> (Christopher Davis) writes:
>According to Aviation Week (June 28, 1993, p33), they did, in fact, add
>supplemental tanks.  "The A340-200, equipped with five additional fuel
>tanks that increased total capacity by 28.5 tons, burned 125.4 metric tons
>of fuel on this leg [Paris-Auckland] and had 14.6 tons remaining in the
>tanks on landing, crewmembers said."
>Coupled with the stripping of cabin furnishings mentioned earlier in this
>thread, I can hardly call this flight anything more than a publicity stunt.

What about the publicity flight of the 747-400 from London to Sydney (?).
Did they use extra tanks on that flight?