Re: Embraer announces new aircraft

Date:         17 Mar 99 01:24:51 
From: (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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: > The funny thing is the new Embraer and the BRJ-X look just lime the 728

: Old-timers on sci.aeronautics.airliners may recall a fierce debate about
: whether the fact that several soviet designs looked like various Western
: designs (eg Tu-134:DC-9/111, Tu-154:727/Trident, Il-62:VC-10) proved that
: they had been "copied." So: did Embraer and Bombardier "copy" the 728JET?

: ;-)

Actually, I think that all of the above 'copied' the Shorts design for a
regional jet, which was shelved when Bombardier bought the company, and
concentrated on the Challenger-derived RJ.

Maybe they all copied the 737. Which, of course, was a 'copy' of the


      Filip De Vos              

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