FT: Virgin interested in Superjumbo

From:         Alain.Deckers@man.ac.uk (Alain Deckers)
Organization: I speak for nobody but myself
Date:         09 May 96 12:50:13 
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According to today's (8 May 1996) UK edition of the Financial Times,
"Virgin Atlantic has become the third airline to express a strong interest
in buying a double decker 'super-jumbo' aircraft capable of carrying more
than 500 passengers" (p. 7). The report also states that estimated
development cost for Boeing's 747-600X is $2 billion, while Airbus would
have to develop an all new aircraft at a cost of $8-12 billion.


Could anyone clear this up for me? Does the 747-600X use the same wing as
the current (747-400) model or would Boeing develop a new wing?

Please reply by email to <Alain.Deckers@man.ac.uk>, I'll post a summary.


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