Re: New 737 engine intakes?

From:         lchiluku@ucsd.edu (R. & L. Chilukuri)
Organization: Univ of California at San Diego
Date:         02 May 95 13:27:41 
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In article <airliners.1995.516@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
rna@gsb-mailhost.stanford.edu says...
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>Will the new wing for the new models of 737s mean that Boeing can
>do away with the oval 737 engine intakes?
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I have seen the loft lines for the new nacelle - it still has the
flattened bottom. Another curiosity: the fan cowl latch line is not at
the bottom center line, but is offset to one side, thereby losing
commonality.

By the way, the nacelle is predominantly aluminum sheet and stringer,
with very limited use of composites.

Krish Chilukuri