Re: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         26 Jun 98 02:37:50 
From:         Garry Forrest <garryf@soca.com>
Organization: Pepperdine University
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One of the biggest cost drivers for jets are -- the jets.

Old man Royce is reported to have answered the question, "Why do you fly
in only four-engine aircraft?" with "Because they don't make any six
engine airliners." Of course he sold engines.

The folks who buy and operate engines think less is better. If we could
figure out how to strap a single engine to a fuselage, believe me we'd
do it. (But where would you put the revenue bodies?)

--
Garry Forrest
Senior Scientist
Boeing Airlift and Tanker