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Aircraft Codes

Post by FJ flyer » 07 Apr 2008, 05:56

http://www.simairline.net/viewpoint/ind ... inder.html
On viewpoint I read the NOTAM about getting the aircraft codes right for each flight.
As Aaron mentioned the 777 code is used for the 777-200 and the 777-200ER.

How do we decide what aircraft to fly on a route that has a 777 aircraft code designated to it?

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Post by seahawks7757 » 07 Apr 2008, 07:43

Just look at what type the Airline has then I believe it would be up to you to decide. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post by FJ flyer » 07 Apr 2008, 08:21

seahawks7757 wrote:Just look at what type the Airline has then I believe it would be up to you to decide. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Well that doesn't help if Emirates has both :roll:
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Re: Aircraft Codes

Post by capewellavc » 07 Apr 2008, 10:06

Either one... or both...
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Post by Aaron Robinson » 07 Apr 2008, 14:13

FJ flyer wrote:As Aaron mentioned the 777 code is used for the 777-200 and the 777-200ER.

How do we decide what aircraft to fly on a route that has a 777 aircraft code designated to it?

The 777-200 and -200ER are structurally nearly identical. Most FS models do not distinguish between the two, rather just relying on editing CFG files as to the aircraft weight and fuel tank capacity. Either is fine.

This is also the case on various other aircraft like the 767, A321, and CRJ.
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Re: Aircraft Codes

Post by mynetdude » 07 Apr 2008, 17:53

I have also seen where a particular airline flys both the 737-700 and the 737-800 on the same route and their schedule does not indicate which one it is on that day or at that time it just says either one of those are suitable for that flight but the code does not indicate which one specific as it seems in real life they will pick whichever becomes available and the load factor for that day but then I am not sure how much bigger the -800 is vs the -700 series.

I would hope to pick the right T7 version based on the distance of the flight, while the T7 -200 series is not structurally any different like Aaron said it would probably make a difference on fuel and weight and if you really wanted to you could copy the same T7 and edit the .cfg yourself to give it the proper fuel/weight for a -200ER and run it that way would be fine I suppose.

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Re: Aircraft Codes

Post by Northwestdc9 » 07 Apr 2008, 18:26

To differentiate between the 777-200 and 777-200ER, I sometimes look up the reg that's flying that route for the day and check to see if it's a -200 or an ER.

Sometimes they'll use 777, 772 or even 77E. I believe United used to do this, not sure if they still do.
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Re: Aircraft Codes

Post by FJ flyer » 07 Apr 2008, 20:44

Thanks Aaron and Nick!! :)
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