Re: 777 ETOPS certification

From: (Jay Vassos-Libove)
Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation, Atlanta Customer Support Center
Date:         03 Nov 93 23:30:33 PST
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In article <airliners.1993.701@ohare.Chicago.COM> (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        
Digital Equipment Corporation      decwrl!!libove
Atlanta Customer Support Center    Opinions? They're mine, mine, all mine!
Alpharetta, Georgia                and D.E.C. Can't have 'em!