Date: 02 Sep 98 01:08:16 From: "Larry Sakurai" <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Followups: 1
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Colleen M Wabiszewski wrote in message ... >>The 737NG has some 700 ordres before it started flight tests, now this >>is strange ;) > >Granted, however the 737 NG was a minor mod compared to the redesign >involved with the 717. The NG is a minor modification compared to the 717? The NGs have brand new wings! And the CFM-56s aren't the same as those on the 300/400/500 family; they're more advanced. Now I'd like to see the 717 be successful-- Douglas' last legacy in the commercial transport business, but when Boeing cut the MD-90, it's hard for me to see how the 717-- without a family stablemate-- will compete well against Fairchild-Dornier's products, and others.