Re: Airbus threatens to sue Boeing

From: (Jean-Francois Bosc)
Date:         27 Feb 96 23:00:26 
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In article <airliners.1996.262@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
(John Witherspoon) writes:

> 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.

Well ...
I heard Airbus conducted a survey among airlines using A340.
The conclusion is that the 340 is used at Mach 0.82 in cruise.
Of course this is Airbus info.
At least as good as Boeing info though ...


Jean-Francois Bosc (
Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile