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Questions tagged [range]

The maximum distance at which something is effective. This can relate to when an aircraft will run out of fuel, or when an electronic transmission will be too weak to receive.

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How did shortening the 707 increase its range?

According to the Wikipedia entry for the 707-120: The 707-138 was a −120 with a fuselage 10 ft (3.0 m) shorter than the others, with 5 ft (1.5 m) (three frames) removed ahead and behind the wing, ...
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Gliding range if engine is off

The engine was turned off at 1000m above sea level. If you ignore the landing pattern, how long can the runway be within a few kilometers of the landing to safely land? However, the wind is blowing at ...
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How did the two F35 planes get from Fort Worth to Williamtown?

I am curious how the the F35 that recently arrived in Williamtown Australia arrived there. Were they transported at any point, or were they flown the entire way? How many stops did they make? Did ...
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Which single pilot jet has the largest cabin and longest range?

I'm looking to rent a jet for a trip round the world with my friends but also since I have my license and MEIR, I'll be able to fly myself and don't want to hire another pilot. Which single pilot jet ...
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How did Airbus fit 6,340 gallons more fuel into the A359?

Bloomberg posted an article that says, among other things, the A350 ULR variant increases range by utilizing "additional space already available in the existing tanks to carry an extra 6,340 gallons ...
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Would it have been feasible to install 'conformal fuel tanks' on the Mercure?

The Dassault Mercure was a short-range twin-jet airliner. It was canceled with sales not reaching the breakeven point. Other similar jetliners like the Boeing 737 had a more convenient longer range. ...
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How could a twin aisle aircraft (Boeing NMA) ever have a single aisle (A321) economics?

I understand from this discussion about the Boeing 757 and 767 that drag is directly related to the front area of the airframe, hence flight efficiency of the dual aisle aircraft can only be ...
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How can some stretched derivative airplanes have longer range while most have less?

On the one side A321 neo has almost the same range as the A320 neo (250 NM difference), and a LR version of A321 neo will have an even longer range. The same goes for the Dassault Falcon 7x and the ...
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How is the range/fuel computed when there is a 3-hour difference for the same route?

I am not a pilot. I recently took a trip SIN-SFO 14 hours (headwind) and SFO-SIN 17 hours (tail wind), flying United. According to the Dreamliner Wikipedia page, the 787 range is 7,635 nmi (14,140 km)...
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How did the F28 have such a good L/D ratio?

The second link given on a Google search for "Breguet Equation" is to a PDF document from MIT. On page 7 of this document is a chart showing L/D ratios for various commercial aircraft (turboprop, ...
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During an engine failure should I deploy 10° of flap or keep it clean?

Imagine I have an engine failure in cruise flight with a Cessna 152 or 172. Should I select 10° flap to increase glide angle? Would it give me more range to reach safety?
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How do different RPM–MAP settings affect range?

For a cruise in constant-speed prop aircraft, you can choose different combinations of the manifold pressure and prop rpm to generate the same amount of power. For example, in order to generate 117 ...
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How far can a Super Hornet fly at max supersonic speed in a clean configuration?

How far can a Super Hornet fly at its top (supersonic) speed, assuming it's in a clean configuration, i.e. no external tanks and no ordnance?
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Why did LaMia flight 2933 plan a flight longer than its listed fuel range? [closed]

According to the wiki, the range of the airplane used in the LMI 2933 flight has a range of 1600 miles. The distance between the airports though is 1605 miles though. I presume the exact range varies ...
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How can pressure pattern navigation be applied to light airplanes?

I want to attempt max range flights in a single engine piston airplane using pressure pattern navigation. My goal is to achieve greater efficiency than what is published in the POH while still using ...
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What is the longest range single-pilot certified (FAA and/or EASA) business jet?

I suspect the single-pilot business jet with the longest range is the SyberJet SJ30x: NBAA IFR Range with 100 nm Alternate M 0.76 (1 pilot + 2 passengers; passenger/pilot at 90 kg each) 2,575 nmi (...
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Why there is such a strong correlation between the range of an airliner and its passenger capacity?

Why we rarely see an A320 (or equivalent aircraft) on a long route with all premium business seats or an A380 (or equivalent aircraft) with high density seating and on a short route? On top of that, ...
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Where can I find a collection of maximum range at maximum payload values for all aircraft types?

The scope of my Master Thesis is the development of an assignment algorithm of aircraft types to routes with a given distance. As part of violation checks I'm validating the possible range of the AC ...
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What would have happened when the Concorde's low-pressure emergency system brought it lower mid-flight?

My understanding is that the Concorde was equipped with a system that automatically lowered the aircraft to a safe altitude if cabin pressure was lost. I know such emergency never occurred in its ...
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Could the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft do a transatlantic flight with a Space Shuttle orbiter on its back?

Some of the STS backup landing sites were in Europe. Of course, The STS would actually have to fly there only in case of extreme emergency, so the number one priority was just to save the lives of ...
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How do I calculate aircraft range with these parameters?

The parameters are: MTOW, MLW, MZFW, OEW, maximum fuel weight, fuel flow rate and true airspeed. Measured in lbs and kts. Not given drag so unsure how to apply Breguet equation. Trying to construct a ...
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How is the length of a leg calculated?

Here are few facts: A flight is basically climbing, staying high, then descending toward a runway Changes in altitude increase the distance an aircraft flies. Given the climb/descent angle, this ...
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How can a plane fly far longer than designed? [duplicate]

The current record for longest commercial flight is 21,602.22km by Boeing 777-200LR. However the designed maximum range for B777-200LR is 15,800 km. So how is this possible?
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How do ER models store more fuel?

The whole purpose of an ER model is to increase range and by doing that you need to increase the amount of fuel stored in the wings. EX: Boeing 737-900, Boeing 737-900ER. Is the wing area increased or ...
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How far can Boeing 777-200LR fly?

The diagram shows the B777-200LR Payload/Range for 0.84 Mach Cruise (P.41 of Source) The maximum payload range is around 7600 nmi, and after that payload have to be reduced in order to increase range....
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Why do helicopters have such limited range?

Why do rotorcraft like helicopters have such limited range, rarely exceeding 1000 km on a full tank? For example, the range of the Apache is close to 425 km, and MI-26's is 800 km.
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How are regional planes delivered? [duplicate]

For example, E190s are produced in Brazil but operate in places like Germany, China, etc. Surely they can't fly these distances, so how are they delivered?
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How are there some Victor airways that exceed the service area of the VORs they are identified by?

As you can see here, V267 has a length of 149nm, is defined by the Craig VOR (CRG) and the Dublin VOR (DBN) and has a MEA of 3000. According to the AIM, the Service volumes of VORs never reach more ...
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What is the range of an air traffic control tower's radio transmission? [duplicate]

What is the maximum distance the voice messages sent by the tower on a radio channel can be received by an aircraft?
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What is the maximum range of a BAe 146-300? Can auxiliary fuel tanks be added?

What is the maximum range of a BAe 146-300? I saw one on Flightradar24.com which started in western France and is still flying non-stop to Greece (flight in progress at the time of posting). I was ...
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How do jet fighters get to war?

Currently Australia is deploying F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to the UAE to fight in Iraq. Obviously the UAE (and Iraq) is a very long way from Australia and well beyond the typical range of one of these ...
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How far can a 777 fly with just one engine at altitude?

If a 777 pilot wanted to fly further than with both engines running, how many more miles could the plane go with just one engine running, at high altitude?
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What is the ferry range of an A380?

The Wikipedia entry for the A380 gives the maximum range at design load as 15,700 km. The equivalent entry for a Boeing 747-400 gives around 14,000 km but distances of 18,000 km have been performed in ...
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How can you find the best altitude for range or speed?

How can you select best cruise altitude (altitude for best range velocity) and maximum speed altitude? The specific case is a turboprop aircraft of gross weight 8000 lb.
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How does wind affect the airspeed that I should fly for maximum range in an airplane?

I have heard that wind affects the actual airspeed that I should fly for maximum range in an aircraft. I understand that wind will not affect the airspeed that I should fly if I am looking for ...
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How do airliners get from the factory to the client if the aircraft does not have the required range?

Today I flew on an Embraer 190 of Kenya Airways. Checking in the tech specs this aircraft has a range of roughly 2900 km. Considering it is built in Brasil, I was wondering how do they deliver it to ...
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What is the actual range of ICON A5?

Does anyone currently own or have experience flying an ICON A5 aircraft? They claim a range of 300 NM (555.6 km). I would like to know whether this is a theoretical calculated range, or a true/actual ...