Re: UA A321 ?

Date:         21 Sep 98 00:31:47 
From:         "Michael Weiss" <ANTISPAMmweiss@microsoft.com>
Organization: Microsoft Corp.
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Karl Swartz wrote in message ...
>>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.
>
>Deregulation was approved by the US Congress in 1978.  Boeing didn't
>decide to build the 737-300 until two years later, in 1980, and its
>first flight came in 1984.  Far from being a serendipitious beneficiary
>of deregulation, the 2nd generation 737 was the first aircraft tailor-
>made for deregulation.

Sorry. I should have been clearer. I meant the first generation 737. I
suppose one could say that there was more justification to replace the
737 with a completely new design (sort of like the original intent of
the 757 as a replacement for the 727).