Date: 04 May 98 02:20:34 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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On 26 Apr 98 03:44:25 , email@example.com (Tarver Engineering) caused to appear as if it was written: >>As a follow-up to the recent discussion of JAA certification of the Next >>Generation Boeing 737s, in which accusations that the JAA had refused to >>certify the 737-700 were refuted, readers may wish to note that the JAA has >>now certified the 737-800 as well. See >Why are you changing the subject? Given that the subject is the certification of B737NGs, I find it hard to agree that a statement that both the -700 and -800 have been certified is a different subject! >It is now obvious that Boeing has >no intention of making larger over wing exit doors. True. They instead created a exit system that opened significantly faster than the traditional mechanism, and persuaded the JAA that what counts is not some numbers on a requirements document, but how quickly you can evacuate the aircraft... > Cutting twelve >feet off the fuselage is obviously not a reference to the 737-700. If >the 737-900 comes through with no change, then the JAA will have >damaged Boeing with regulatory nonsense. Even with changes to the >-900 there will be questions about JAA's motivations. Huh? The 737-900 will be certificated to the same number of passengers as the -800. All that will change is that those passengers can be arranged in a two-class, instead of a high-density, configuration... >John Malc.