Re: HS Trident...VC-10 and BOAC

Date:         01 Aug 97 04:04:16 
From:         Bill Chivers <Bill@chivcons.demon.co.uk>
Organization: Chivers Consultants
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In article <airliners.1997.1588@ohare.Chicago.COM>, elysium
<elysium@iafrica.com> writes

>North Atlantic routes. The legend went that Vickers envisaged an operating
>procedure whereby 2 motors would be shutdown in cruise thereby reducing
>fuel burn, but that they were stymied ( not surprisingly ) by the C.A.A.
>and that this sounded the commercial death knell for the unarguably
>beautiful a/c. Function more important than form everytime, unfortunately

Interestingly enough, this technique is employed on the Nimrod, I
believe.

Bill Chivers