Re: Why a new super-jumbo isn't going to be built anytime soon.

Date:         10 Jul 97 17:46:14 
From:         Robert Nielsen <robert.h.nielsen@worldnet.att.net>
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Fascinating question. I have asked Boeing designers this very same
thing; answers were far from conclusive, but basically they said the
cruise advantages of long, thin wings were too good to pass up with
multiple smaller wings. I'd love to see this studied further. One would
expect that computer control of wing surfaces might bring economic
benefits and handling improvements with such a configuration. But I
really have no technical information to substantiate this.

Robert Nielsen
Airplane dilletante