Re: Food for Thought

Date:         18 Jun 97 02:36:57 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com>
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Richard Isakson wrote:

> The interesting bit of trivia here is that Boeing had to pay a thousand
> dollars per airplane for the first couple of thousand 727's.  The patent
> for hanging the engines on the aft side of the fuselage was held by a
> French designer.

This patent was held by Sud Aviation which used this technique on the
Caravelle.

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