Re: 42,000 feet

Date:         20 Mar 97 02:34:56 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>I thought I'd seen a discussion (in this newsgroup?) that concluded that
>the reason commercial airliners don't go above 41,000 feet is that it
>wouldn't be economic to make the fuselage thick enough to handle the

Obviously not, since the 767 is certified to 43,000 feet (according to and Concorde routinely flies above 60,000 feet.

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