Re: Subsidies now 727/Trident

From:         mjtp <mjtp@mt.net>
Organization: The Montana Internet Cooperative Association
Date:         15 Mar 96 01:05:25 
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Ian Judge <ian@judgei.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>Robert Dorsett (rdd@netcom.com) wrote:
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>: One thing the Europeans never were very good at, though, was selling
>: airliners.  The Comet flopped.  The Trident was sunk by the 727 (on the
>instead of the total oil loss system booster engine the competition may
>have been a little more interesting.

  Also another problem was the weight of the Trident, that is another
reason why the 4th engine was there. Also later on the wings (that were
already heavy) later on had corrosion problems, had metal plates but on
the wings which resulted in even more weight increases.



                            Jeff