Re: Singapore Airlines The A340 vs 777 saga continues

Date:         23 Jul 99 04:18:22 
From: (Niels Sampath)
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James Matthew Weber wrote in message ...
>It's been reported that the aircraft is currently 6.5 metric tonnes
>overweight, which puts it about 400nm short of the range requirement.
>The problem may well be worse than that. The A340-500 has a new
>engine, the RR Trent 500, and industry experience is that new engines
>rarely make fuel guarantees 'out of the box'.

You mean `rumoured'  not reported as fact.
If the Airbus retort to these rumours  this week is true...
that the 6.5 tonne overweight rumour stems merely from future
development version projections of the 340  and is -not- related
to the -500, -600 `as is' programme,
then the rumour is a red herring.
It is a Sporty Game tho isn't it?<g>

Meanwhile,  objective reports say that AA, UAL, BA, and CX
have all expressed much displeasure at the GE exclusivity deal
on the 777X.