New ETOPS Record for 777 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 10.24.16

Airborne 10.25.16

Airborne 10.26.16

Airborne 10.27.16

Airborne 10.28.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 10.24.16

Airborne 10.25.16

Airborne 10.26.16

Airborne 10.27.16

Airborne 10.28.16

Fri, Oct 17, 2003

New ETOPS Record for 777

777-300ER Flies a Lot of the Pacific on One Engine

The old ETOPS record was well under four hours; the new 777-300ER has just landed in Taiwan, after having left Seattle. During that 13-hour flight (over Tuesday and Wednesday), it was on one engine for five and a half hours.

The GE90-115B, the most-powerful engine in commercial service, was "perfect," according to Boeing spokesman Ed McGinn. Test pilot Frank Santoni confirmed that evaluation.

  • Quick -- what's the longest Boeing?
    • Yup, it's the 777-300ER, at 242 feet. The 365-passenger machine has a range (plus reserves) of some 8,250 miles.

Expect a petition to regulators to allow greater flexibility in 777-300ER flight plans. Current regs are generally confining no-field exposure to three hours, with some exceptions up to nearly three and a half. This latest demonstration whould go a long way to stretching those legs (at least for the 777-300ER), allowing more-efficient routing and utilization of the long-range "big twin."

Certification of this model is progressing on schedule for approval this year. Air France is the launch customer, and expects to use its first -300ER in revenue service some time in April. Air France's machine is coming through International Lease Finance Corp.



More News

Airborne 10.26.16: The Aero-Verse Remembers Bob Hoover, G450, Aeromedical Reform

Also: Keeping R/C History Alive, P-8A Training, R44 Cadets, Sea-Tac, China Eastern, Gulfstream G280 Record “When you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with >[...]

Airborne 10.25.16: The Aviation World Mourns Bob Hoover

Also: Rockwell Collins Buys B/E Aerospace, Airport Licensing, Drone Permits, Revised LODA, Aero-Calendar, Aerosonde HQ SUAS, Gogo Business Aviation, Hilf New CEO Of Vulcan, Battle >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.27.16)

Cavanaugh Flight Museum The Cavanaugh Flight Museum opened in October 1993, the brainchild of its founder, entrepreneur Jim Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh placed his growing collection of hi>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.27.16): Deviations

A departure from a current clearance, such as an off course maneuver to avoid weather or turbulence.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.27.16)

“The death of Bob Hoover is a tremendous loss to the entire aviation community. Bob was a great friend and mentor to countless aviators in the military, manufacturing, test p>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC