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Author Topic: [-] A350/B787 range  (Read 164 times)

Online NovemberCharlie

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[-] A350/B787 range
« on: May 31, 2016, 05:08:36 PM »
Hi all,

Though I don't have any "solid" numbers something is striking me as odd...
Airbus is studying a 245 tonne A330-900, which would add about 300nm to the range and bring it closer to the range of the Boeing 787-9 with which it competes. Alternatively, the 245t -900 could have three tonnes more cargo payload.

Whether from Leeham, an industry leading analyst, or from Airbus themselves, it would appear to me that the 787 should be more range/payload capable as the A350....
It is however not...

Another interesting aircraft for future use, the A350-900ULR is also mentioned in this article:
The aircraft is proving to be more flexible than originally planned. This has allowed the creation of the 9.700nm A350-900ULR, which beat Boeing’s 777-8 at Singapore Airlines to fulfill the requirement to fly the 19 hours Singapore-New York and a bit shorter Singapore-Los Angeles missions.

This would give some competition in the ULR market post 2020...


« Last Edit: May 31, 2016, 05:57:10 PM by Sami »

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Re: A350/B787 range
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 05:18:58 PM »
B787-8 ranges are taken exactly as they are presented in the Boeing's doc. The doc also stated that -9 variant data is preliminary (dated March -14). With MTOW the max range of -8 is about 5450nm, and the fuel limited range is ~10000nm.

Edit: And just downloaded the latest update from Dec-15 which has the 787-9 data and it reveals that the preliminary values we have in AWS db for -9 are actually a few hundred miles too much even, so the range will be updated down a bit with this updated info. (edit 2: actually looked the chart a bit wrong, the range stays about the same!)

(Edit3: You are also quoting a line about A330 but talking about A350?)

(Unless there is some new data on this, apart from a single quote from a news site, no changes are required so far.)
« Last Edit: May 31, 2016, 05:57:49 PM by Sami »

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Re: [-] A350/B787 range
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 08:21:54 PM »
You are right, misread on that one.


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