Re: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         28 Jun 98 18:47:26 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc????@cmdnet.lu>
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H Andrew Chuang wrote:

> I made the same statement before and was corrected by someone in the
> industry that the wing on the A340-500/600 is not a new one, it's only
> an "insert".

Correct, but a very expensive one ;)

>  IIRC, the new A340-500/600 will still have a nominal
> cruise Mach number of 0.82, same as the original A340.

Not correct, the A340NG will have a slightly higher Mach number of 0.845,
this is a result of the higher wing sweepback. I collected the technical
data of these birds at the URL listed below.

Rgds,
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Marc Schaeffer, Luxembourg  mailto:marcmsc@geocities.com
WWW  http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/8803/
The DE HAVILLAND COMET website http://surf.to/comet
The AIRCRAFT ORDERS    website http://surf.to/orders