Re: The Regional Jet order update. OCT 1995.

From:         Manuel.DeKlerck@ping.be (Manuel De Klerck)
Organization: PING Belgium
Date:         09 Nov 95 02:19:11 
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Michael Carley <mjcarley@maths.tcd.ie> wrote:

>Colin Povey <cpovey@pdnis.paradyne.com> writes:

>>I was wondering if you know why the Avro RJ rejional jets are
>>so popular.  I like the planes myself, but I thought that the
>>four engines would dramaticially increase the cost of the planes.

>Probably because the four engines make passengers feel more secure.


Four (lighter) engines allow a lighter construction of the wings, so
although the engines may cost more, overall cost is not increased.