Re: A340-500X/600X and B777-200X/300X [long]

Date:         15 Apr 97 03:22:39 
From: (matt weber)
Organization: 1st Solutions Inc.
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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.