Re: New Aircraft: what's cooking?

From:         Jennings Heilig <>
Date:         01 Jun 95 05:01:01 
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>From what I understand, any stretch of the 747 will require a totally new
wing structure.  Thus, I kind of doubt we'll see a stretch 747-500
anytime soon, as it's still 30 year old technology. If they're going to
go to all the trouble to do a new 747 wing, they might as well just
design a completely new 600 seater from scratch, thus preserving the
ability to stretch *it* into something like an 800 seater in the future.
I think the 777 has a lot of built-in stretch, but 800 seats is a little
much to ask of it...

My $.02 worth..

Jennings Heilig