Date: 18 Jun 97 02:35:32 From: jfmezei <"jfmezei"@videotron.ca.[no.spam]> Organization: VTL References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1 2
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There have been questions about a super jumbo having difficulty operating at airports because of its wingspan. (gates space etc). Is it conceivable that instead of having 2 huge wings, an aircraft would have 4 medium wings ? Either 2 fore, 2 aft, or like on the old planes, wings below fuselage and wings directly above, above fuselage ? In the 2 fore and 2 aft scenario, perhaps the back wings could be above fuselage, and fore wings below with each wing equipped with one engine. Is this absurd, or is this something the airframe manufacturers would have looked at ? If dismissed, why ?