From: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: America Online, Inc. Date: 18 Sep 96 13:50:34 References: 1 Followups: 1 2 3
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OK. Here are some of the things being talked about the 747 "derivative." It will weigh about 300,000 to 600,000 lb more than the current versions of the aircraft. It will have a new engine, new wing, new technology "derived" from the 777 experience, new undercarriage, wider fuselage and will be limited in overall size by the airports that can handle it. Please do not call it a new aircraft. It may have everything new, just call it 747. I would say it is deja vu all over again. (The 767-X). All of the above information has appeared in the Aviation Week and Space Technolgy magazine. You are welcome to check it out.