New Boeing Airplane to Include Range of Possibilities

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Boeing Company

    SEATTLE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Product improvements aimed at increasing
 airplane speed and range always have been at the top of airlines' "wish
 lists."  Boeing again is responding to its customers' needs -- this time with
 the new, faster airplane it unveiled last month.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/BOEINGLOGO )
     While the company will work with airlines to determine the new airplane's
 final configuration and operational performance targets -- much like it
 continues to do with the highly successful 777 program -- it is clear this new
 airplane will change the way the world flies.
     The new, faster airplane will be able to provide faster service on any
 route.  The airplane will cruise 15- to 20-percent faster than today's
 airplanes.  But one question now under consideration is this:  What range
 should the airplane be designed to fly?
     Today's long-range airplane can fly from 6,600 to 8,500 nautical miles
 (12,223 to 15,742 kilometers) at speeds between Mach 0.80 and Mach 0.85.  The
 Longer-Range Boeing 777-200, due to enter service in 2004, will be the first
 airplane to open routes as far as 8,810 nautical miles (16,316 kilometers).
 With speeds of Mach 0.95 or higher, the new airplane proposed by Boeing will
 make trips even quicker on any existing routes and may introduce entirely new
 routes that are 9,000 nautical miles (16,668 kilometers) or farther.
     Should airlines and Boeing agree that 6,000 nautical miles
 (11,112 kilometers) is the appropriate solution, the airplane will make faster
 flights between cities like Tokyo and Chicago, Los Angeles and Paris, London
 and Cape Town, South Africa, and London and Tokyo.  Trip times over these
 routes will be reduced by one hour and 35 minutes with the new airplane.
     If 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 kilometers) is chosen as the target,
 additional city pairs will become possible:  London-Singapore, Chicago-Beijing
 and New York-Tokyo.  With the new airplane, flying time on these routes will
 be reduced by one hour and 50 minutes.
     If an additional 1,000 nautical miles (1,852 kilometers) is added for a
 total of 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers), the airplane will serve the
 following city pairs:  Los Angeles-Sydney, Los Angeles-Hong Kong and
 Hong Kong-New York.  Using the new airplane, two hours could be saved on these
 routes.
     Should the decision be made to design for a capability of 9,000 nautical
 miles (16,668 kilometers), the new airplane will make possible non-stop routes
 such as Singapore-Los Angeles, Los Angeles-Bangkok and New York-Singapore.
 These trips will take approximately 16 hours, 25 minutes.
     If even longer range is required, the airplane will be configured to fly
 more than 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers).  This will open service
 between London and Sydney for the first time, as well as between Sydney and
 New York.  Such 10,000 nautical mile (18,520 kilometer) non-stop trips will
 take a little over 18 hours.  Today, it takes much longer and requires a
 layover to fly from London to Sydney.
     These city pairs are just examples of the routes that may be served by the
 new airplane, depending on requirements of the airlines.  Click on the URL
 link below to view range charts that show additional possible routes. Please
 note that the circle charts do not fully illustrate the effect of takeoff
 conditions, actual winds or airline routing, which can increase the distance
 required to fly a particular city pair route.  Thus, some of the distances
 mentioned above may be greater than they appear on the accompanying charts.
 
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    SEATTLE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Product improvements aimed at increasing
 airplane speed and range always have been at the top of airlines' "wish
 lists."  Boeing again is responding to its customers' needs -- this time with
 the new, faster airplane it unveiled last month.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/BOEINGLOGO )
     While the company will work with airlines to determine the new airplane's
 final configuration and operational performance targets -- much like it
 continues to do with the highly successful 777 program -- it is clear this new
 airplane will change the way the world flies.
     The new, faster airplane will be able to provide faster service on any
 route.  The airplane will cruise 15- to 20-percent faster than today's
 airplanes.  But one question now under consideration is this:  What range
 should the airplane be designed to fly?
     Today's long-range airplane can fly from 6,600 to 8,500 nautical miles
 (12,223 to 15,742 kilometers) at speeds between Mach 0.80 and Mach 0.85.  The
 Longer-Range Boeing 777-200, due to enter service in 2004, will be the first
 airplane to open routes as far as 8,810 nautical miles (16,316 kilometers).
 With speeds of Mach 0.95 or higher, the new airplane proposed by Boeing will
 make trips even quicker on any existing routes and may introduce entirely new
 routes that are 9,000 nautical miles (16,668 kilometers) or farther.
     Should airlines and Boeing agree that 6,000 nautical miles
 (11,112 kilometers) is the appropriate solution, the airplane will make faster
 flights between cities like Tokyo and Chicago, Los Angeles and Paris, London
 and Cape Town, South Africa, and London and Tokyo.  Trip times over these
 routes will be reduced by one hour and 35 minutes with the new airplane.
     If 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 kilometers) is chosen as the target,
 additional city pairs will become possible:  London-Singapore, Chicago-Beijing
 and New York-Tokyo.  With the new airplane, flying time on these routes will
 be reduced by one hour and 50 minutes.
     If an additional 1,000 nautical miles (1,852 kilometers) is added for a
 total of 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers), the airplane will serve the
 following city pairs:  Los Angeles-Sydney, Los Angeles-Hong Kong and
 Hong Kong-New York.  Using the new airplane, two hours could be saved on these
 routes.
     Should the decision be made to design for a capability of 9,000 nautical
 miles (16,668 kilometers), the new airplane will make possible non-stop routes
 such as Singapore-Los Angeles, Los Angeles-Bangkok and New York-Singapore.
 These trips will take approximately 16 hours, 25 minutes.
     If even longer range is required, the airplane will be configured to fly
 more than 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers).  This will open service
 between London and Sydney for the first time, as well as between Sydney and
 New York.  Such 10,000 nautical mile (18,520 kilometer) non-stop trips will
 take a little over 18 hours.  Today, it takes much longer and requires a
 layover to fly from London to Sydney.
     These city pairs are just examples of the routes that may be served by the
 new airplane, depending on requirements of the airlines.  Click on the URL
 link below to view range charts that show additional possible routes. Please
 note that the circle charts do not fully illustrate the effect of takeoff
 conditions, actual winds or airline routing, which can increase the distance
 required to fly a particular city pair route.  Thus, some of the distances
 mentioned above may be greater than they appear on the accompanying charts.
 
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