From: Chijioke.Anyanwu@brunel.ac.uk (Chijioke D Anyanwu) Organization: Brunel University, West London, UK Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1992 08:17:55 GMT References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1992.7@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Lomas) gives an excellent summary of last Sunday's Equinox on the 777 - I definitely couldn't have done better. He says >Customers allowed into (some) of the Boeing meetings to discuss the >777's design and to suggest mods. 'Open management' strategy. Specifically Lord King: BA will be a launch customer as will Emirates which is already advertising the fact. One thing which he omitted and which I found quite interesting was the amount of attention paid to the design of the toilet. Apparently, banging toilet seats tend to cause some passengers some amount of distress (thoughts of bombs going off?) and so a virtually noiseless toilet seat and cover were designed. Although as Martin pointed out FBW safety issues were not covered (something which I had rather expected in view of all the controversy surrounding the A320), the programme really was a fascinating insight into modern aircraft design and development. Chijioke.