Date: 01 Jul 98 02:42:29 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Program of Computer Graphics -- Cornell University References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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Garry Forrest <email@example.com> writes: > One of the biggest cost drivers for jets are -- the jets. <snip> > The folks who buy and operate engines think less is better. If we could > figure out how to strap a single engine to a fuselage, believe me we'd > do it. (But where would you put the revenue bodies?) I think you're leaving out another factor: efficiency. I believe bigger engines have lower specific fuel consumption. So an aircraft with four engines, each of 50,000-lb thrust, will always be less economical than a similar one with two 100,000-lb thrust engines, other factors being equal. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.