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Author Topic: 747-8  (Read 1329 times)


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« on: June 27, 2010, 11:00:44 PM »
Quick question around the above aircraft

When i compare it to the 747-400 it has less seats and the same cruise speed.

Is this correct?  i've had a look at the Boeing site and it states that is seats upto 467 in a 3 class configuration and a cruise speed of .855

Which doesn't match the set up in the game of 321 seats and .85 cruise speed

Offline Sigma

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Re: 747-8
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 11:15:45 PM »
The speed is because, in AWS, all planes of the same fleet type must go the same cruise speed.  It's a limitation of the scheduling design but it rarely amounts to anything worthy of note.

Not sure on the seating.  I'd have thought it would have come up previously, but I don't find any discussions on it.  I don't think it's supposed to be exactly what Boeing says here, but it should most definitely be more seats than the -400ER for certain, not quite a few less.

Offline k900

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Re: 747-8
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 11:08:15 PM »
Seating capacity on the 747-8 is identical to the 744. Speed is identical, but swapping a route from a 744 to the -8 requires an edit to a new a/c type.


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