Re: Flying Pencils (was:What's wrong with MD-11?)

From:         Paul Michaels <>
Date:         09 Nov 95 02:19:12 
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>All Boeing a/c up until the 777 were built with the "double bubble"
>fuselage. airbus has always used circular crossections, that is one of the
>reasons for the added width on the A319/320/321 series over the Boeing
>narrowbodies. Also all Boeing comercial narrowbodies have identical
>fuselage cross sections in the constant, none wing body sections (the
>717/C135 series, was a solely military a/c).

Without access to the documentation, I'm certain that Airbus single
aisle fuselages are double-bubble, though its not as pronounced as
Boeing/Douglas machines.
The twin aisles are circular.


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