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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Boeing is going for a distance record, flying the long range version of the 777 from Hong Kong, across the Pacific, US, and Atlantic to London.

Four crews on board for a flight expected to run over 20 hours.

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TSK Trainee

I saw this earlier, very interesting! Twenty three hours of non-stop flight.

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John Hodges (originalgrunge) Captain

I wonder how empty they're running the thing 😉. Do the rules say the seats and serving cart have to be in the plane at the time? 😀

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jarred_01 Captain

Yes I heard that they were going for this record as well. Congradulations to Boeing for the attempt! 👍

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JTH First Officer

How much fuel would this take up? And what's the distance?

It's a good way of plugging the 777 for long range hauling isn't it 😉

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

I've read an article about this. It's pretty awesome.

Was the 777-200LR supposed to arrive today at 1330 GMT time? It's 1500 GMT and I couldn't find any picture on Airliners.net or any article that arrived...The media didn't say anything 😕

By the way, the distance for this flight is 12,500 miles according to http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4420110.stm I think that's statute miles.

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jarred_01 Captain

Well I have just heard that Boeing have broken the record, 23 minutes ahead of schedule, landing at Heathrow.

Well done Boeing! 👍

BBC and Boeing news articles on the attempt can be found below:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q4/nr_051110g.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4423750.stm

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Kareem El-Sadi (crosscheck9) Captain

I will "Try" to replicate the flight now - If I depart with this hour, I should be arriving at around 5:00pm tommorow - I'll let you know how it goes

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jarred_01 Captain

Good luck on your attempt, crosscheck! 🙂

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I believe it was 22 hrs 22 min with a two hour reserve. Interesting site:
http://www.777.newairplane.com/

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