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Old 28th Oct 2008, 21:42
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Weight problem A333

Hello,
Today i was out for some spotting at ESGG. And as usually we get the A330-300 during the winters, but the problem is there was no refueling on this flight. So it flew 11 h with 400 pax...I tried to calculate it right, but i'm always overshooting MTOW.
How is this kind of operation even possible?

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Old 28th Oct 2008, 21:55
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What you mean 233 ton MTOW? Payload plus full fuel? We used to do (in another life) TLS to HKG with A333 at lower MTOW (205 I think) All be it with little payload and that was 12 odd hours depending on the time of year?
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Well, i newly found a diagram that shows the distance at different payloads.
37T payload for this flight would make a little bit over 9000 km. Wich is just the distance to HKT. So i guess this is right, right?
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Old 28th Oct 2008, 23:22
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Did the aircraft fly 2 legs or 3? We sometimes fly 3 leg flights from Turkey to Denmark with our A321's... first fly to Billund, drop off some passengers and re-fuel, then fly to Copenhagen to drop off the rest and load new passengers but we dont refuel in CPH...

This one might have done the same? Maybe a next stop in ESSA or somewhere else where they refuel...
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Founder: The flight use to refuel in sharjah but this time it went non-stop.
It sounds quite much you know
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JED SUB DIST 4,897 FL330/370 SPEED LRC TOW233,000 TIME10.93 PAX 281 LIMIT =MTOW

11 hour is easy, in this case with 281 pax BUT NO REDISPATCH and FAA reserves, so with a lighter aircraft than ours and redispatch, 400 pax could be achievable.

13.03 hours is achievable limited by MFC but limited payload.

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