Re: Boeing cancels 747-500X/600X?

Date:         09 Mar 97 12:39:33 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>Roger wrote:
>>BA has said that by about 2005
>>(I can't recall the exact year), the smallest jet aircraft in its
>>fleet is expected to be the size of a 757.

>He of all people on the list should remember how small Concorde is...

Perhaps he's using some metric other than seats.  Concorde's 100 seats
certainly put it well below the 180-201 seats of a BA 757, but its
408,000 lbs MGTOW matches that of the heaviest current 767-300(ER).
It's also quite a bit longer at 203.8 feet, compared to 155.3 feet
for the 757-200 or 178.6 for the -300 version.  Concorde does come up
far short of the 757 on wingspan though (83.8 feet vs 124.8 feet).

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