RE: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         11 Jul 98 03:00:17 
From:         MCLELLAN Alexander <>
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KLS wrote:
>Since the BAe-146 has a still air range of only 1,300 miles (according
>to AW&ST's Source Book), ETOPS isn't much of an issue.  That's why you
>don't generally find more than two engines on regional aircraft.  From
>what I've heard, the 146 has four engines simply because when it was
>built, four of the ALF502 engines were more efficient and closer to the
>thrust requirements for the plane than two of anything else available.
>Neither safety nor ETOPS had anything to do with it.

ISTR that the (then) HS-146 was designed for STOL and quiet operation
- for example at London City Airport, where both are required.


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