Re: MD-17 vs. MD-11F/DC-10F

Date:         06 Jan 97 01:47:43 
From: (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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Karl Swartz (kls@ohare.Chicago.COM) wrote:

: In each example, the -400F's advantages are a payload increase of less
: than 10%, fuel burn reduction of 10% to 16% (according to Boeing), and
: elimination of the flight engineer.  Given the huge disparity in
: capital costs of a new 747-400F versus a 747-200, possibly converted
: from a full depreciated 747-200B, these advantages are not terribly
: compelling.

The latter will not have a nose-door: so will not be able to load 20ft
containers. Loading/unloading will take longer too. Whether that is enough
to justify a $150m or thereabouts pricetag ....

Filip De Vos                  Better, Faster, Cheaper means *NO SHUTTLE*                 -Cathy Mancus-