Re: UA A321 ?

Date:         25 Aug 98 00:53:24 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc*@cmdnet.lu>
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Larry Sakurai wrote:

> Not only that, even the old 200s cruise faster than the A320s.

Interesting. What is your source ?

According to the latest FI commercial aircraft directory, the speeds are the
following for:

B737-1/2, B737-3/4/5, B737NG and A320s :

normal operating speed Mno : 0.745 - 0.745 - 0.785 - 0.78
maximum permitted operating speed Mmo: 0.84 - 0.82 - 0.82 - 0.82

The Mno is the interesting figure, at 35Kft the 737NG is 5 km/h faster than
anA320.

>  They were
> designed at a time when speed was a bigger issue than it is today.

I don't agree. Speed is even more important nowadays.

>  I don't
> know how the fuel economy of the 737 NGs stack up to the A320s, but with
> their newer wings and powerplants, I would imagine they're pretty
> competitive.

I haven't seen any confirmed figures for the 737NG. But both should be pretty
close.

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