Re: 30-year-old technology

Date:         20 Mar 97 02:34:55 
From: (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.689@ohare.Chicago.COM>, (H
Andrew Chuang) wrote:

> A few days ago, I read a report in which a BA executive criticized
> Boeing for shelving plans to build superjumbos.  Also, he suggested
> that Boeing should have a all-new superjumbo design instead of
> derivatives based on the 30-year-old B747 design.
> This is the first comment made by an airline that corroborated
> Airbus's assertion of airlines' disinterest in Boeing's derivative
> offerings.

On the other hand, there have been many more statements from airlines
supporting Boeing's decision to shelve for now any development of an
airplane larger than the 747-400.  The latest supporting comment came the
other day from Continental Airlines.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane