Re: B777 range

Date:         27 Dec 96 13:32:18 
From: (H Andrew Chuang)
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In article <airliners.1996.2958@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
matt weber <> wrote:
>In article <airliners.1996.2791@ohare.Chicago.COM>, says...
>> Two possible routes
>>for the ultra-long-range aircraft mentioned in the report were
>>Dallas-Hong Kong and Singapore-Los Angeles.  I guess it's fairly
>>obviously which two airlines are most interested in the aircraft.
>>(However, based on other reports, it seems to me that Singapore Airlines
>>was more interested in the B777-100X.)
>An analysis indicates that neither route (SIN-LAX or HKG-DFW) is like to be
>reachable  non-stop in the other direction, i.e LAX-SIN or DFW-HKG. LAX-SIN is
>about 7300nm via the great circle.

One surely can with an 8,500-nm aircraft, be it B777-200X or A340-500X.