Re: [Q] what is the energy consumption of several airliners ?

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         25 May 96 14:40:21 
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>This is incorrect, the altitudes that are flown by commercial airlines are
><40000 feet.

You're a little short there -- I've been on three flights over the
last several years that operated at 41,000 ft.  The 757 and 767 have
a maximum cruise altitude of at least 42,000 ft.  The current 737s
have a lower maximum cruise altitude, but that's being changed on the
upcoming -600/700/800 models, which has given them an advantage over
the A319/320/321 in Europe because the higher ceiling means they can
fly over most of the traffic in the crowded European airspace.

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