Re: Airbus threatens to sue Boeing

From:         JW6191A@american.edu (John Witherspoon)
Organization: The American University
Date:         16 Feb 96 04:33:36 
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In article <airliners.1996.182@ohare.Chicago.COM>
Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) writes:

>Today, there is an article saying that Airbus is threatening to sue Boeing
>if Boeing does not stop using this false information (that the A330/340
>can only cruise at 0.78 Mach).

This makes no sense to me -- are airplane performance numbers that hard
to come by?  I'm sure Boeing didn't just dream this up -- if an A330/A340
can cruise at greater than 0.78 Mach, you'd think the whole world would
know about it, and Boeing wouldn't make itself look stupid by
advertising something to the contrary.