Date: 02 Sep 98 01:07:59 From: "Larry Sakurai" <email@example.com> References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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>If airbus can >come up with an aircraft that matches the a300 or the a310 >in capacity/performance and beats it in terms of efficiency it could >succeed in winning a large part of this niche market.This begs to ask >the question what will boeing come up with?.An improved 767? Don't be surprised if improvements come out of Boeing's 767-400 program that'll apply to the smaller models. The Boeing-MDC engineers (they teamed up before the merger was announced) have added new raked wingtips for the -400. I believe that as a result, the -400 will actually have a shorter wingspan than the -300, and it'll be able to use gates used by DC-10s, MD-11s, and L-1011s.