The 777-300ER is too heavy for the runways at Paris Orly, La Tribune reported, adding that this could pose problems for Air France, which intends to operate the aircraft from the airport beginning next summer on its popular leisure routes to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean as it retires its 747-200 fleet. Aeroports de Paris confirmed the report and said the 777-300ER, although lighter, could damage Orly's runways owing to the heavier footprint per bogey and higher pavement loading compared to ...

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