Max range of SAS 767's ?

Old Nov 26, 03, 3:08 am
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Max range of SAS 767's ?

According to Boeing max range of a 767 is 5645 Miles / 10450 km
Have they changed configuration or so ?

How did they manage to fly directly to GRU and SIN ( info from "bjerregaard")
CPH-GRU 6452 miles
CPH-SIN 6194 miles

this routes seems ok :
CPH - LAX 5624 mi
CPH - TYO 5415 mi
CPH - BKK 5353 mi
CPH - PVG 5154 mi


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Old Nov 26, 03, 4:44 am
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I believe the GRU and SIN nonstops from CPH were operated with 767-200's which have longer range than the 767-300's that they were using to LAX, BKK, and TYO.

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Old Nov 26, 03, 4:52 am
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I flew the CPH-HKG route in late november 1998
About GRU and SIN it is from my memory, but I have found this link
http://www.scanliners.com/sas/saschx.htm

the text:
Boeing 767 -
When SAS started looking for new longrange aircraft in the latter part of the 1980s, the main competition was between the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 and the Boeing 767-300ER. SAS actually ordered (optioned) 12 MD-11s, but that commitment was later cancelled in favour of the Boeing 767-300ER. One can speculate that the MD-11 was probably a bit too large for the Scandinavian market at the time. It was later shown that the MD-11 did not meet the performance specification (the range was 6-7% short of expectations).
The Boeing 767-300ER was a good fit for SAS´ needs at the end of 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. It was then chosen as the standard longrange aircraft. Unfortunately, neither the 767 fullfilled the specifications, mainly due to less efficient PW4060-enginges than anticipated. This caused payload- restrictions on the longest routes to Asia.
SAS also ordered a couple of 767-200ER for the long nonstop routes to South America and Singapore, but these operations were soon abandonned due to lack of profitability. The South American routes were taken over by VARIG, and Singapore was routed via Bangkok.

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Old Nov 26, 03, 5:36 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by bjerregaard:
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Old Nov 26, 03, 5:55 am
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They did take delivery of 767-200's (four of them, I belivee) and operated them for a few years. If you dig deeper on Boeing's web site you find more specs:

Max ranges

767-200ER: 6,600 statute miles
767-300ER: 6,105
767-400ER: 5,645

Note, however, that these numbers refer to the currently sold versions, and are not necessarily the specs that applied to SAS' aircraft.

Reference: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/767...technical.html (click "charateristics" and then select version)

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Old Nov 26, 03, 6:21 am
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"South America and Singapore, but these operations were soon abandonned"
Before or after they got 767's ??

If I don't have Alzheimer, I am almost 100% sure they operated these routes with 767's
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