Re: New MD-80, MD-88 tailcones?

From:         maclure@eos.arc.nasa.gov (IanMaclure)
Organization: NASA Ames Research Center
Date:         25 Aug 93 02:53:34 PDT
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The flattened tailcone came out around 1987(?).
The reason was I believe a 1 or 2% increase in
fuel efficieny.
Retrofitting ought to be relatively easy as the tailcone is
merely an aerodynamic fairing which can be ejected if it
is desired to use the rear bulkhead emergency exit.
Hope this helps.

IBM
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