Date: 07 Aug 99 01:22:34 From: JF Mezei <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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Don Stokes wrote: > (Oddly enough, www.boeing.com says of the 747-400's altitude capability, > "34,700 feet (10,580 m) - all versions". I guess the freighter & > domestic versions have lower ceilings than the stock long range airliner > version.) I sent a message a while back to Boeing about this since I have flown on a 747 much higher than that. Their response is that this was the INITIAL CRUISING ALTITUDE. Therefore, I would greatly appreciate if anyone could provide a comparison for 777, 340 and 747: -initial cruising altitude -ideal cruising altitude midway -maximum cruising latitude (essentially: pressurisation capability, correct ?) Without the above data, one is comparing apples and oranges and comparing altitude capabilities of the 340 vs 777 is pointless with improper comparisons.