Date: 01 Dec 97 02:33:55 From: email@example.com (James Matthew Weber) Organization: Customer of Access One Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia References: 1 2 3 4
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>There's a brief note in the November issue of New Zealand Wings stating >that Air New Zealand are claiming that the delivery flight for their latest >toy, 767-319ER ZK-NCL, from Seattle to Christchurch late last month is the >longest ever for a commercial twin engined jet aircraft. The distance given >is 12,273 km (6627 nm), and the flight took 15 hours, 20 minutes. I believe that is incorrect. I think the actual record for a 767 is held by an Air Mauritius 767-300ER on a delivery flight for a commercial aircraft. The 777-200IGW painted in MAS colors flew almost 20,000km. I suspect there is something else going on here. Perhaps a record for revenue service on a twin jet, certainly not a distaince record for a commercial twin.