Date: 20 Jan 98 01:30:08 From: email@example.com (Robin Johnson) Organization: Customer of Southern Internet Services References: 1
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Marc Schaeffer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Boeing's board of directors has given its commercial airplane group the >go-ahead to offer a new version of the 747-400 jumbo jet that could fly >farther than conventional models. The heavier new model is sought by >Qantas of Australia because it would allow the airline to stretch >several of its main routes. [[ Which routes ?]] LAX-SYD vv and SIN-LHR vv to increase payload, LAX-MEL vv to make practical, for a start. >The model is known as >the 747-400IGW (increased gross weight). Qantas has asked Boeing to >build three new jumbo jets to the increased weight specifications. If >enough other carriers also order, the model could be delivered in late >2000, Boeing officials said. (Copyright Seattle Times) END ITEM Surprised it would take that long. A very simple mod, I'd have thot.