Re: TWA & regular "unscheduled" refuelings in Gander

Date:         01 Feb 99 02:37:12 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>TWA NYC-Tel Aviv flights ... The
>radio was talking about 747s, but perhaps they meant 767s.

TWA has been rapidly shedding 747s over the past year or two.  I'm not
sure if they're still flying any, but if they are, it won't be for much
longer.  JFK-TLV probably used a 747 until fairly recently.

>Doesn't the basic 767 (-200?) have the range to go FCO-JFK?

The "basic" 767 would be a 767-200 with 300,000 lbs MGTOW, and with a
decent load it almost certainly doesn't have sufficient range to fly
FCO-JFK (4,284 miles, against the prevailing winds).  However, TWA's
200s are all a bit more capable, with a 335,000 lbs MGTOW.  That's
still less than a 767-200(ER), which has a MGTOW of 351,000 lbs up to
395,000 lbs, depending mainly on how much the airline wanted to pay.
Boeing claims a range of 7,655 miles for the 767-200(ER), but that's
at the highest option weight.  With TWA's config, I'd guess FCO-JFK
would be pretty marginal.

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