From: AT3@reedycreek.stanford.edu (Arnold Tang) Organization: Stanford University Date: 23 Aug 96 13:45:01 References: 1 Followups: 1 2
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One thing to remember about the success of the B747 is that it is also a highly successful cargo aircraft. I don't have numbers in front of me, but I've been told that some routes make more money on cargo in the belly and up front than the seats do. The 747 is also unmatched for landing-shortage airports, and for carrying large or great quantities of cargo. The large-diameter-fuselage A-3XXX may open up previously unidentified possibilities for economical air freight currently not addressed by the 747-400 (and even the 747-X with no improvement in fuselage diameter).