Re: Food for Thought

Date:         04 Jun 97 01:45:42 
From: (Eric Chevalier)
Organization: Delta Internet Services, Inc.
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In <airliners.1997.1157@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:

>It may also be an attempt by Boeing to, in effect, extend their patent
>on the design, which would have expired long ago.  The patentable idea
>was, I assume, moving the cockpit up above the main cabin deck to
>allow unobstructed cargo access all the way to the nose (and through
>the nose in the freighter versions).

If this is indeed the case, can we assume that Lockheed has been paying
royalties to Boeing for using the idea on the C-5?  And what about the
Carvair? :)

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