Re: UA A321 ?

Date:         10 Sep 98 02:08:20 
From:         "Michael Weiss" <ANTISPAMmweiss@microsoft.com>
Organization: Microsoft Corp.
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Karl Swartz wrote in message ...
>Yes, Boeing could have built an entirely new aircraft, but chose not to
>do so.  That reduced time to market and lowered costs (hence incresing
>profits and/or lowering price) for Boeing, while allowing much greater
>commonality for previous 737 customers.

And, let's not forget that they only expected to sell about fifty of 'em.
R&D had to be kept to a minimum. This was, after all, before airline
deregulation.