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Buenos Aires to Perth non stop!

Discussion in 'Latest Airline News' started by Richard Wyeroski, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Hey, no problem if an engine fails in the middle of the Route, the other engine will take over.....Really! What could go wrong.....:cool:




    Air carrier applies for trans-Antarctic routing
    TIM COLE
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    Zipping across the North Pole to connect city pairs in the eastern and western hemispheres happens multiple times a day. But now Norwegian Air Argentina has applied for traffic rights from Buenos Aires to Perth, Western Australia, a 7,839-mile jaunt that will take commercial airline travelers directly over the South Pole. The South American arm of the Oslo-based airline will then connect with Singapore after a Perth refueling stop.

    Lest that mileage number seem daunting, the recently opened Heathrow to Perth run comes in at 9,000 bleary-eyed miles.

    An extension of ETOPS makes the trans-Antarctic routing feasible. It stands for “extended range operations by twin-engine airplanes” and improved engine reliability (with a nudge from always-escalating fuel prices) has stretched that critical number to 330 minutes flying time to a diversion airport should the need arise. ETOPS figures over the years have expanded from 90 to 120 to 180 minutes, and the five-and-a-half hour figure of the Boeing 787 will make flying the bottom of the world a reality.

    Watch for applications for Heathrow-Honolulu and even Heathrow-Fiji long-range commercial routes. Pack your jammies and some Ambien.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ...are they providing "cold weather gear" to everyone? It would be one heck of a "walkabout" if Antarctica became a intermediate stop!
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    The "risk management" boys in DC figure they could land ok on the ice....and look at all the profits$$$ from fuel savings.

    WHAT COULD GO WRONG?";)....after all 330 minute ETOPS has special maintenance procedures and well it should be okay for the other engine to run for 4 or 5 hours..........

    PS the crew should get combat pay!!!!!
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    :cool:Hey.....maybe we could bankroll LL to build an emergency runway midway and man the place....we all can make big bucks????:D
     
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    Air New Zealand put a 2,000 gallon bladder tank in seat-less, new 737-200s and would fly them non-stop from Boeing Field to Christchurch! At least that was reported in my video "737-200 Service With Air New Zealand"!
     
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