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Can the 737 do this?

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Some people say it can and others say it can't.I personaly think that the 737 can't do this.The question. Can a 737 cross the Mid-Atlantic? I think it can't because if it could there would be airlines doing so. Or does it depend on the model and with what kind of optinon.Lets solve this problem! Konrad

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Lufthansa fly 737-700's between Dusseldorf and New York, so yeah, it is possible! The 737 ETOPS (Extended Twin Operations, which govern twin engined aircraft going over the pond), states that the new 737's can go over, as long as they are within 3 hours flying time of an alternate. Not bad, considering the 777 only has a 207 minute limit, only 27 minutes longer than the 737. Guess you're only limited by fuel and weight.

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This one was operated by Private Air (for Lufthansa) and was a 737-BBJ. They are now using an Airbus A319 :D

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Privat Air are actually opperating both on differant flights on behalf of Lufthansa. The 737-700 is actually the Boeing BBJ, which has additional fuel tanks and seats some 40 or so in an all business class configuration. The A319 is actually the Airbus Corporate Jet or ACJ, also with additional fuel tanks and an all business class config.Airbus will soon also be operating flights with the ACJ between CDG and some African destinations.Joe Wagner

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Given that there are approximately 10 different models of the 737 (-100 through -900 and the BBJ which is based on a -700) the answer is yes... and no. Or if you prefer, no... and yes.Here, from airliners.net, is a list of maximum ranges, based on different loads and engine models. The first column shows the model and the second column represents the approximate max range depending on load and engine options.-100 1540-200 1900 - 2300-400 1960 - 2160-500 1520 - 2400-900 2060 - 2458-800 1990 - 2940-600 1340 - 3050-700 1540 - 3260-300 2685 - 3400BBJ 4935 - 6200Realistically, a mid-Atlantic route is out of reach of all but a BBJ. You're talking 3100nm door-to-door from, say New York to somewhere along the western coast of Europe, plus required reserves. With the proper load options and engines the -300 and -700 *could* do it.A more realistic route would be a North Atlantic route to the UK or Northern Europe. MOST 737s wouldn't be able to make it non-stop. A few more could make the hop with an extra stop around Labrador. Some couldn't even make that jump.

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