Date: 15 Apr 97 03:22:39 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (matt weber) Organization: 1st Solutions Inc. References: 1 2
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>> The slight range advantage that the A340-600X has over the >> B747-400, Boeing seems to be ready to answer it with a proposed >> B747-400IGW which will have even longer range capability than >> Airbus's offer. > >Are you talking about the 890,000lb. MGTOW version that Boeing has been >promising for some time? It has been reported by Avweek that the 747-400IGW is for sale, however frankly it doesn't do a whole lot. The nominal MGTOW for a 747-400 is 875,000 pounds today, typical fuel burn is about 20,000 pounds per hour average, so this only buys about 400 miles in range. I can only think of a few routes it is useful for.