Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         06 Sep 97 02:55:08 
From:         jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca>
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> > "M. Yan Chin" <kiddoc@concentric.net> wrote:
> >
> > >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.

TLC (The Learning Channel TV in the USA) had a programme about airliner
crashes last week. They talked about the COMET plane in the UK back in
the 50s which suffered structural failures at altitude due to pressure
differentials.

One of the comments made was that the structure was weaker due to the
large picture windows of the COMET. Not sure how true this is, but it is
a beleivable argument.