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

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         25 Sep 96 13:40:13 
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>Given the relatively poor results of the A340 wing design (reduced
>LRC, flutter, etc) I don't think anyone would really want to
>reproduce that particular wing on a larger aircraft.
>There are huge differences between twin and four engine aircraft
>wings, generated primarily by flutter response.

Is this the root of the deficiencies in the A340's wing design you
claim, since the A340 wing is a compromise between a twin and four-
engine design?  (The twin-engined A330 uses the same wing.)

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