From: email@example.com (Jay Vassos-Libove) Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation, Atlanta Customer Support Center Date: 03 Nov 93 23:30:33 PST References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1993.701@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Kian-Tat Lim) writes: ..... An information box accompanying the article gives the following specifications: Range: Up to 7,600 miles * Passengers: Up to 440 * Price: Up to US$143 million each, depending on features Development cost: US$5 billion (though the text gives US$4 billion) Planes on order: 130 Weight: Up to 590,000 pounds * Parts: 3 million (including rivets and bolts) Subcontractors: 500 major suppliers; Japanese firms make 20% of airframe Engineering: Designed entirely on 3-D [CAD] systems Main wings: Each 90 feet long, weighing 14 tons Main landing gear: Two 14-foot-high legs, six wheels per leg -- largest ever for a Boeing jet Commands: Boeing's first fly-by-wire plane *: On later versions; amounts will be lower on initial model Boeing's first fly-by-wire plane? Really? I had thought that the 757 and 767, and the newest 747-400 models, were also fly-by-wire. Or are they just more "glass cockpit" than prior planes, but not actually fly-by-wire? -- Jay Vassos-Libove email@example.com Digital Equipment Corporation decwrl!alf.dec.com!libove Atlanta Customer Support Center Opinions? They're mine, mine, all mine! Alpharetta, Georgia and D.E.C. Can't have 'em!