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

Date:         03 Aug 97 02:50:17 
From:         Antoin Daltun <adaltun@tinet.ie>
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At 04:04 01/08/97, you wrote:
>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 ...

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

In early brochures for the turbo-prop Viscount, a similar procedure was
suggested for the holding pattern.  This was due to undeveloped engines
with high fuel consumption and to expected severe range limitations.

The problem was resolved well before the aircraft went into service (or
secured any orders?)

Antoin Daltun