Re: B767 design fault (feature?)

Date:         13 Jul 97 19:52:42 
From:         "Christian Kuehnke" <Christian.Kuehnke@arbi.Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
Organization: University of Oldenburg, Germany
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kls@ohare.Chicago.NOSPAM.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:

> This might seem like an inconsequential detail, but the larger engines
> are worth ~$10 million or more apiece.  If one manufacturer needs the
> engines two weeks earlier in the production cycle than another, then
> one way or another that manufacturer is going to pay extra interet as
> a result.  Two weeks' interest at prime rate (8.5%) on $20 million is
> about $65,000.

On the other hand, this is only the thousand's part of an airliner's
price.
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