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

Date:         09 Mar 97 12:39:33 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.596@ohare.Chicago.COM>, mba340@club-internet.fr
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> >> One project, according to Bair, is a 777-200X with 720,000 lbs MGTOW,
> >> allowing a range of 8,500-9,000 nm.

I attended the unveiling of the first Malaysian Airlines 777 Tuesday night
at Paine Field in Everett.  The airplane is an increased gross weight
model (British Airways has already accepted at least one 777 IGW at this
time).  At the ceremony, the chairman of MAS signed a memorandum of
understanding (MOU) making Malaysia the launch customer for the 777-200X.
The plane will fly non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to New York with 285
passengers, which will make it the longest range commercial jetliner in
service (assuming no other changes in the jetliner fleet on the market
today).

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane