Re: A3XX vs B747-600 (was: Airbus lawsuit coming?)

From:         amb@bronze.lcs.mit.edu (andrew m. boardman)
Organization: Quiche Eaters Anonymous
Date:         23 Aug 96 13:44:58 
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In article <airliners.1996.1506@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Chuanga@cris.com (H
Andrew Chuang) wrote:

> Then, my question is will Boeing feel comfortable leaving the
> over-600-seat market to Airbus?

How much of a 600+ seat market is there, anyway?  In any case, the Jane's
handbook in front of me indicates that a 747-400 will take up to 630 pax
in a single-class layout.  Is this layout certifiable vis-a-vis
evacuation specs, and does it really exist in service with anyone?
Wouldn't this be just the thing for those oft-referenced "high-density
Asian routes"?

andrew