Re: 747-400 Range

From:         Stefan Plazier <>
Organization: The University of Western Australia
Date:         31 Oct 95 00:31:38 
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sthomson@Walden.MO.NET (Steven G. Thomson) wrote:
>Qantas flew their 747-400 "Longreach", on a delivery flight, from LHR to
>SYD non-stop, with maximum fuel. They used a special high density fuel,
>and were towed to the runway, but landed in Australia with a couple hours
>fuel remaining.

>From what I recall the figure was closer to 30 minutes remaining on
shutdown. Either way it was close and I understand from articles I've
read that the they weren't definite about making Sydney until quite late
in the flight.

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