Re: 767 range

Date:         29 Jun 98 02:38:18 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>It takes practice to think global rather than a chart on a wall.
>Vancouver to London is shorter than Dallas to London. Flying from deep
>Europe, say Paris or Frankfurt to the US...  Miami is only 30 min. nearer
>than Dallas and Los Angeles only 30 minutes farther. Both Anchorage and
>Rio de Janerio are closer.

>From Frankfurt, the distances (in statute miles) are as follows:

   FRA-MIA   4,823
   FRA-DFW   5,135
   FRA-LAX   5,800
   FRA-GIG   5,900
   FRA-ANC   4,676

At typical westbound cruise speeds, Miami is probably nearly an hour
closer than Dallas and Los Angeles is nearly two hours further, not a
mere 30 minutes.  And Rio de Janeiro is hardly closer, though Anchorage
is.

>From Paris (CDG), Rio de Janeiro (GIG) is a mere two miles closer than
LAX, and Anchorage is over 100 miles further away than MIA.  Otherwise,
the same comments apply.

>Bye the way, a B767-200ER weighs in at 351,000 and the -300ER at 400,000.

351,000 lbs is the MGTOW for a 767-200, not the ER version, which as
Malcolm said goes up to 395,000 lbs.  400,000 lbs was the MGTOW for
the 767-300(ER) but they bumped it to 412,000 lbs several years ago.
A further increase may be in the works, using some parts from the
767-400(ER).

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