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  • 772LR sets all-time twinjet MTOW record!

    From ATWOnline:

    The GE90-110-powered 777-200LR set a world record for a twinjet last week when it took off from SeaTac for stall tests at 783,000 lb., eclipsing the record of 774,600 lb. (351,300 kg.) set by the 777-300ER

    The 777-200LR will be certified for a maximum 759,600-lb. takeoff weight.

    It also is probable that Boeing/GE will offer the 777-200LR with a 115,000-lb. thrust option to airlines like Emirates and Qantas, which are expected to order the aircraft.

    by Geoffrey Thomas

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    SQ is probably finding who they can unload those 345s to now... And AC is no longer an option, maybe they can sucker, err, I mean, convince TG to take them...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ConcordeBoy
      It also is probable that Boeing/GE will offer the 777-200LR with a 115,000-lb.
      how come BOEING starts to offer the 772LR with this GE-115 now instead of from beginning ..?

      well what does that mean now the LR being engined with the 115B ?? increased power ofcourse with higher ratio ??
      faster climbing rate ??
      flying further or ....???
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      • #4
        Originally posted by OY-KBN
        how come BOEING starts to offer the 772LR with this GE-115 now instead of from beginning ..?
        Because by doing this, in combination with setting low expectations, they can show what their new plane is REALLY capable of and exceed expectations by far, unlike that other plane manufacturer who usually makes promises they can't achieve .

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        • #5
          Originally posted by OY-KBN
          how come BOEING starts to offer the 772LR with this GE-115 now instead of from beginning ..?
          Really, they did offer it from the beginning... they just didn't advertise it.

          If you look at just about any 772LR performance spec calculations post-February 2000, you'll see that each and every one of them is also calculated to 115,000lbs+ specifications.


          Originally posted by OY-KBN
          well what does that mean now the LR being engined with the 115B ?? increased power ofcourse with higher ratio ??
          faster climbing rate ??
          flying further or ....???
          It wont be able to fly further than the current max (general) range.

          What it will be able to do is increase its MTOW, and also fly with higher payloads (be it fuel for range, cargo for profit, or both) when operating out of hot/high/restricted airfields.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by OY-KBN
            what does that mean now the LR being engined with the 115B ?? increased power ofcourse with higher ratio ??
            faster climbing rate ??
            flying further or ....???
            Could mean a lot such as a possible increase in MTOW as the airframe seems to be capable of handling the higher loading. It could also mean better hot and high field performance. Hot being the important factor for a certain Airline in the Middle East with an appetite for the latest planes

            This test result is just Crazy! The plane is only supposed to have a max MTOW of 766K lbs. I should have expected this though.. given this aircraft family's track record of exceeding design specs.

            Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
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            Guaranteed to ruin even your best race!
            Dude.. love your signature.. Its the 2003 season all over again. Those [email protected]@rds!
            adaequatio rei et intellectus

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            • #7
              B772LR with GE90-115? Wow, it's gonna be very good for the freighter variant, the B772LR-F.

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