Boeing plans to set a new world distance record over the next 24 hr. when its 777-200LR Worldliner takes off from Hong Kong flying eastbound to London. The aircraft will take off with a full load of fuel--350,000 lb.--and 35 passengers and crew, flying nonstop on a route it hopes will exceed a distance greater than halfway around the world. The 777-200LR is expected to exceed the distance traveled by a 777-200ER that flew 10,823 nm. (20,044 km.) from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur in 1997, setting ...

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