Re: A340 long distance reord

From: (Greg Ellis)
Organization: Applied Biosystems, Inc.
Date:         15 Jul 93 03:47:12 PDT
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In article 509@ohare.Chicago.COM, rna@leland.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft) writes:

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

After having actually flown on the Qantas 747-400 which set this
record flight from London to Sydney, I was able to converse with the
pilots about it. They told me that they did not add extra fuel tanks
but did infact use a specially designed fuel. They also had only 20
crew members on the plane and no cargo. I am not sure if they took out
the furniture. It took slightly over 20 hours.