Re: A3XX vs B747-600

From:         Joseph Edward Nemec <>
Organization: Massachvsetts Institvte of Technology
Date:         21 Oct 96 02:29:18 
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McElravy wrote:
> Continuing on this megastring, the Boeing web page now has computerized,
> photographic images of the new 747s in the collage on its main page. The
> -500 (or maybe its the -600; which ever one is the increased capacity
> version) is fantastic looking. The length of the fuselage is finally in
> reasonable proportion with the width and height, resulting in a more
> 777-like appearance. Great looking-check it out.

They are gone now from the homepage, but the section on specifications
for commercial aircraft has the specs for the 747-500X and -600X.

I also just read on clarinews that Malaysia airlines has effectively
announced that they will be the launch customer for the 747-500X. They
have apparantly decided to order 6 of the -500Xs.

In more Boeing news, the Wall Street Journal reported that USAir is
contemplating buying 120 new aircraft to consolodate their aircraft
family, and Boeing is ahead in the bidding.

Joseph Edward Nemec