Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         28 Aug 97 15:40:35 
From:         "Patt" <real-address@bottom.net>
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M. Yan Chin <kiddoc@concentric.net> wrote in article
<airliners.1997.1887@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
| Is there a technical reason why all airliners seem to have the same
| small windows?  Larger ones seem like such an obvious thing to do to
| enhance passenger comfort.

The size of the windows is proportional to pressurization differential
for structural safety reasons... ie: the Concorde has smaller windows (higher
differential), than a Boeing airplane (7 1/2 - 8 psi) and if you remember the
Vickers Viscount and F-27 had larger oval shaped windows, being turboprops with
lower pressurization differential.

         Patt