Re: New Aircraft: what's cooking?

From: (Thornton Shepherd)
Organization: BUMCH
Date:         17 May 95 01:06:24 
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  or MIME structure (R. & L. Chilukuri) wrote:
>What new aircraft are being planned? Who has the resources to invest in
>these new programs?

1) I've read that  Airbus, Boeing and MDC are working on the A3XX, NLA and
MD-12 respectively. The aircraft are aimed at the ultra-high capacity market
but industry insiders believe that the market will only support one entrant.

2) Boeing is working on a re-winged and stretched version of the 747.

3) Airbus is working on the A340-8000; an ultra-long-range aircraft.

4) McDonnell Douglas is looking at twin engined variants of the MD-11.

5) An international consortium is working on Concorde II.

That's all I could think of today.