Re: Development of MD-11?

Date:         20 Jan 98 01:29:30 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>With Boeing giving more attention to Douglas Products, has anyone
>speculated about an MD-11 fitted with 777 wings and 3 777 engines?

It's essentially impossible to graft an arbitrary wing and fuselage
together as you suggest.  It would probably be cheaper, and certainly
would produce a much better result, to simply design a new wing for
the MD-11.

In addition, MD had a fair amount of work just fitting a sligthly
larger and higher thrust engine to the #2 position of the DC-10 when
creating the MD-11.  Installing the much heavier and more powerful
777-class engines would entail a redesign of the tail and probably
of the entire aft fuselage.

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