Re: A340 development

Date:         01 Mar 97 02:45:01 
From: (matt weber)
Organization: 1st Solutions Inc.
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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.