From: email@example.com (Terrell D. Drinkard) Organization: Boeing Date: 01 Mar 93 11:29:36 PST References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1993.200@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >Could someone "in the know" furnish some information about new airliner >projects. This includes brand new planes like the 777 and upgrades/ >enhancements to existing airliners, e.g. 747-500. A description of >the changes and status of the work would be appreciated. A quick review sans notes: 767-300 ERX Longer range variant. Under study. 767 Freighter Just sold to UPS, in serious work. 747-X Competes with New Large Airplane. Low level activity. NLA 800 seats, under study with all the Airbus members. Your basic 5 aisle, twenty abreast airplane. 737-X Under serious study, waiting for a launch customer & funding. 757 Stuff In work, but nothing public. MD-12 600 seats (?) Needs major equity partner to launch, low-level study from what we hear. MD-95 Haven't heard much on this one lately. A322 A 757 competitor. Low-level study. Fokker 70 Serious work, needs a launch customer. Fokker 130 Low-level activity, will launch after the F 70 RL 92/122 DASA's lever to enter regional jetliner market. They decided to buy Fokker instead. Deal closed a week or two ago. Dead issue now. British Aerospace NRA Upgrade of BAe 146. Shelved study. Tu-204 with various engines. Just got Russian cert. Will be working on Western certs the next two years. Good airplane. Il-96 Russian twin-aisle going the same route as the Tu-204. A321. First flight shortly. 183 seats, medium range, single-aisle. UHCA Airbus 800 seater. Low level study effort. >Also, what is a good ongoing source of such information? I get Boeing annual >reports yearly, but there is no mailing list that I know of that you can >get on, so must call regularly to get anything. There isn't one. :-) Not in the public domain at any rate. >Aviation Week is expensive and provides too much information in other >areas. You might try Flight International. They also do a lot of military and space, but do seem more commercially oriented than AvWeek. Also that unique European perspective is helpful to my work. Aircraft Economics is another one that I read. It deals almost exclusively with current production aircraft, but stuff like the A321 (March April '93) is in there. >"Airliners" seems to provide information mostly on the carriers themselves >and "Airliners Monthly News" seems to focus on route and fleet changes. > >Are there others? Haven't seen "Air Transport World", but it sounds >like a management magazine. Any info is appreciated. Your assessments are correct. The commercial airframe business is so limited that a magazine devoted strictly to new developments would not have many pages in it. :-) -- Terry email@example.com "Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has more lawyers than sense."