Monday, May 28, 2012

Textbook page 81 answers

1. With the manufacturing of the B-777-200LR, the world's longest-range commercial plane, comes several technological developments in air transport. This airplane is able to virtually connect any two cities in the world with non-stop service. The 777-200LR widens the range of the 777 family by more than 2775 kilometres and allows for non-stop service between cities such as New York and Singapore and Los Angeles and Dubai. The 777-200LR can also carry 301 passengers up to 17466 kilometres.

2. Airplane companies buying the 777-200LR would then possess the world's longest-range commercial plane. This would increase the efficiency and productivity of the various airline companies as travel time is cut down. People no longer have to stopover at countries in the middle of their journeys to board another airplane but instead can take a straight flight to their destinations. With the purchase of the 777-200LR, consumers would also have a better variety of flight timings and airlines to choose from. encouraging tourism. However, as the 777-200LR is the world's longest-range commercial plane, booking a seat on this airplane would be rather costly and many consumers might not be able to afford it.