From: Curmudgeon <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: NeoSoft Internet Services +1 713 968 5800 Date: 24 Jul 95 03:05:10 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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email@example.com (Robert Dorsett) wrote: >In article <airliners.1995.1054@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Isakson) writes: >>>How did this mistake get all the way through Boeing's legendary engineering >>>process? >IF the statement is true (big IF), it would go against a 50-year Boeing trend >to over-engineer its landing gear. Douglas, on the other hand, is known >for under-engineering its gear; it's hard to find a DC-9 flight test program, >for example, that doesn't have at least one NTSB write-up. Boeing builds great airplanes but any pilot will readily complain at the cockpit comfort and fatigue-producing and hearing-loss-causing noise levels. At higher (CI's:-))speeds it's almost impossible to think let alone talk. After a long day in a brand new Boeing 737-300, one's ears ring well into the pillow. McDonnell-Douglas cockpits ARE more user-friendly and infinitely quieter.