Re: 747-400 Initial Cruise

Date:         15 Nov 97 16:24:43 
From: (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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Jan-Olov Newborg ( wrote:
: Boeing 767 flying from Bangkok to Europe, many the times get final level
: 270 inbound New Dehli, a common level for Beach 200, all because B767
: cruises to slow compared to B747-400 and MD11 and traffic control keeps
: 767 down at low alt. After India over Afganistan and Russia higher level
: is given to the slow B767.

So much for Boeing's marketing claims that the big wing of the 767
allowed the aircraft to climb to high altitude quicker, giving an
advantage over the small-winged A310.

      Filip De Vos              

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