Date: 28 Aug 97 15:40:36 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1997.1932@ohare.Chicago.COM>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) wrote: >> both Boeing and Airbus are working with SIA to launch either >> a heavier B777-200X (than the originally proposed one) or a >> high-gross-weight A340-500. > >The B777-200X proposal that Boeing was talking about several months ago had a >MGTOW of 720,000lb. Boeing reportedly did not launch that design because it >didn't meet SIA's range requirements (LAX-SIN year-round). Has a heavier >MGTOW been proposed? Most definitely. However, I don't know what is the latest proposal. American is another major airline that Boeing is working with to define the B777-200X and -300X. I think the earlier -200X proposal met AA's requirement, but the -300X did not. I believe AA's -300X requirement is a plane capable of year-round, full-payload, non-stop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Tokyo.