From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Vassos-Libove) Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation, Atlanta Customer Support Center Date: 26 Jan 94 04:13:04 PST Followups: 1 2 3 4
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I heard, this morning on a local Atlanta radio station, an advertisement for Lufthansa... who is offering service from Atlanta to Frankfurt on the Airbus 340. Of more social engineering than aeronautical engineering note, I suppose, is what I found most interesting about the ad: Lufthansa is hyping not only the newness of the A340, but the fact that it is a four engine plane. I presume that this is to play on the (irrational, unsupported by statistical fact) fears of some travellers, about not having "as many engines as possible". Anyway, I thought that the audience of sci.aeronautics.airliners would find this advertisement interesting. (Technical question, to justify the posting... WHY did Airbus design a 4 engine plane in the days of large Twins??) -- 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!