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.
I saw this earlier, very interesting! Twenty three hours of non-stop flight.
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? 😀
Yes I heard that they were going for this record as well. Congradulations to Boeing for the attempt! 👍
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 😉
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.
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:
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
Good luck on your attempt, crosscheck! 🙂
Good job Boeing, back on the ground http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/11/10/boeing.flight.ap/index.html
I believe it was 22 hrs 22 min with a two hour reserve. Interesting site: