Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         08 Sep 97 02:03:44 
From:         jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei">
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There is talk about the weight and structural weakness associated
with windows.

Considering the vast advances in materials in the last 10 years, have
Boeing or Airbus even attempted to improve the weight/strength aspect
of the windows using new materials ?

What is currently used as the outer windows ? Glass ?

While the "Star Trek Transparent Aluminium" allowing huge picture
windows on space crafts is still a couple of years away :-), I wonder
what sort of advances have been made since the 60s ?

Personally, I would prefer wider windows than taller windows. This way
I can still look out with seat reclined.