Date: 25 Mar 97 03:38:10 From: "David E. Pearce Jr." <email@example.com> Organization: Lockheed Martin -- Denver InterNetNews site References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1 2
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Karl Swartz wrote: > Obviously not, since the 767 is certified to 43,000 feet (according to > http://www.boeing.com/) and Concorde routinely flies above 60,000 feet. > I thought the Concorde was certificated to fly at FL510. One of the Lear jet models (35 I think) is also certificated to FL510. Everything else is less. A lot has to do with what the fuselage is designed to. Some are designed to a limit of 8 psi, some 9 psi, some 9.5 psi. And it also has to do with probable decompression rate vs vehicle performance.