Date: 24 Oct 97 04:33:15 From: "Ken Bywater" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Unconfigured References: 1 Followups: 1
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H Andrew Chuang wrote in message ... >SZ's A340-300 will probably be the first high-density A340-300 with >370 seats. Oddly, SZ will use the long-range aircraft for domestic >operations. Perhaps, SZ thinks the four-engine plane is appropriate >for high-altitude operations out of Lhasa, Tibet. Having been there for a considerable time I can confirm that China Southwest (Not "Southwestern") prefer more than two engines for their Lhasa route. This is somewhat irrespective of single engine take-off performance of a twin. More psychological than based on aircraft performance?