Re: Future of airliners?

From:         Colin Povey <cpovey@delphi.com>
Organization: Delphi (info@delphi.com email, 800-695-4005 voice)
Date:         10 Jul 95 16:36:56 
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Jennings Heilig <jheilig@gate.net> writes:

>The Russians have a LNG powered Tu-154 flying around for quite a while
>now.  Only the right engine is LNG powered, but it's been proven
>technically feasible.  I believe I read that they used the regular Tu-154
>engine suitably modified to burn LNG.

Yes, I read several years ago about this aircraft.  It apparently flew fine.
However, there was a large amount of space devoted to the LH2 tank, making long
flights impractical.

Colin Povey