Re: Lufthansa Chair/SSTs

From: (Eric A. Seiden)
Organization: Pro-Entropy  +1-305-994-3578  (DAR Systems Int'l -- Miami, FL)
Date:         08 Jul 95 15:01:55 
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  or MIME structure (Robert Ashcroft) writes:

>even more surprised if there's a commercial second-generation SST
>(taking Concorde to be the first-generation) flying by then.
>In fact, it seems to me that one day we might see a time when the
>Concorde has been retired and there's no longer any commercial
>supersonic service.

Concorde is at most going to make it until 2007. According to an article this
year sometime (I tried to find it but couldn't) the latest efforts last year
to extend the life of Concorde was succesful but the planes will have to be
pulled before 2010 due to extreme metal fatigue. Concorde was originally
scheduled to make its last flight in 1995 (when built) because at the time it
was thought the planes would be too old.

Obviously if you want to fly an SST flight Concorde may be your last and only

                -- E

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