Re: AA 777-200IGW

Date:         30 Mar 99 01:54:00 
From: (Eeeb)
Organization: ...some but never enough
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On 11 Mar 99 03:54:01 , RampRat <> wrote:

>As an industry employee and childhood enthusiast, has anyone else
>experienced that sadness that aircraft no longer seem to posess their
>distinctive features?

Used to be that aircraft were built by many companies... now there are
really only two.

This, more than converging technologies, is squeezing out different or
'innovative' designs.... as one man's innovation is another's risk.
And one of the prime reasons there are only two players is the desire
to be risk adverse.

And beautiful innovative designs are more likely to be the product of
a strong designer than the result of a corporate design philosophy :-(

Jim Ebright    NET Security: