Boeing 777-300ER

Airbus A350 XWB Wings

How Long Can Commercial Aircrafts Fly Non-Stop Today?

Earlier, Experience The Skies highlighted the top 20 longest non-stop flights being operated in 2017 (Related Insight). In the post, the longest flight’s operational time lasts between 17 hours 30 minutes to 17 hours 40 minutes in length. Are there any aircrafts currently in operation or planned that is capable to stretching to 2o hours of flight time? We explore current ranges and future development in this post.

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Longest Non-Stop Flight Titleholder 2017 Edition

Aircraft manufacturers Boeing and rival Airbus have been working hard on extending flight ranges in their 777/787 and A350/A380 programs since their introduction into service. In combination with lower fuel prices, airlines have been taken risks in flying longer routes non-stop shattering distance current operating records in the process. Experience The Skies have been following the trends since day one and have published two editions of non-stop flight titleholders thus far (2014 Edition), (2016 Edition).  This third edition is expanded with more insights.

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Air Canada Introduces New Configurations On Its Boeing 777s

Air Canada

As reported back on April 4, 2015 (link), Air Canada will be retrofitting its existing long haul Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER (Link for quick introduction) aircrafts with new interior that will use the same business class seat introduced with its Boeing 787 and premium economy/economy seats currently used in the high density version of the 777.

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