Re: Boeing cancels 767-500X/600X?

Date:         31 Jan 97 14:29:25 
Organization: Bio-Rad MicroScience UK
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Instead of Massively redesigning Airport gates, the undercarriage of the
flying wing could be designed with the ability to steer in all directions.
The wing could approach the gate crab-fashion. The engineering issues of
dealing with the stress of landing and be fully steerable on the ground
can't be insurmountable.

And speaking of trends to more frequent mid-size flights, does anyone know
the progress of the concept of tandem flights (2 planes take off from
parallel runways for the same route. They each have a crew, but computers
maintain a separation of less than a mile behind and to the side, so the
planes fly in formation)

Imagine the Red Arrows or Blue Angels (or "Angles" as I've seen on one
panel at the Smithsonian ;?) doing a display with 747s .....:?)

Matthew Harrison,
Software Engineer, Bio-Rad MicroScience UK. (Hemel Hempstead)