Re: Boeing decisions on Douglas products

Date:         21 Nov 97 01:59:54 
From:         marguet@MIT.EDU
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> True, but one of the options Boeing recently considered as a counter
> to a possible A3XX was resurrecting the MD-12 -- the 500-600 seater
> with four 777-class engines, not the re-winged MD-11.  This option
> would allow Boeing to offer a new aircraft, in lieu of a further 747
> derivative, but with a quicker time-to-market since much of the
> groundwork has already been done.

What about the Blended-Wing-Body project of MD ? I attended few week ago
a conference by Dr Liebeck Boeing's program manager for the project.
Liebeck said clearly that the BWB is a rival to the A3XX.

Benoit Marguet
Research Assistant
MIT Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development