Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         11 Sep 97 03:35:32 
From:         "Stefano P. Pagiola" <Spagiola@worldbank.org>
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Don Stokes writes:
> Actually, I think the issue with Concorde isn't so much keeping air in
> so much as not having it rush out too quickly and doing structural damage.
> Concorde not only has to shed 2-3 times as much altitude as a subsonic
> airliner to get to a breathable pressure, but has to kill 2/3rds of its
> speed as well -- difficult to do in a dive.

Hmmm... Don't know about that.  When they idle the engines to begin
descent on a normal flight, both speed and altitude drop VERY quickly.
It may be that this is still not fast enough for safety purposes, though.

Stefano
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