Date: 01 Mar 97 02:45:01 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (matt weber) Organization: 1st Solutions Inc. References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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>The current week's Aviation Week and Space Technology reports a 777-200IGW+ is in the works, and that will push the 777-200 range well past the 7000nm mark. I think is the kind of news Airbus would rather not be hearing. I've recently re-read the Avweek article, and this somewhat understates the circumstances. Apparently the IGW+ version isn't in the works, Air France actually ordered it. A 'thumbnail' calculation on range for the 777-200IGW+ puts the range at about 7900nm > In addition, according to Avweek, the first 777-200IGW was deliverd on 7 February to British Airways, and went into service for British Airways on 9 February, 2 more were apparently slated for delivery this month to BA.