Re: 2 Vs 4 engines - CFM56 Engineering Dept Costs

Date:         08 Jan 2000 13:38:58 
From:         John van Veen <>
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Daniel P. B. Smith wrote:
> Airbus has been running some ads lately, notably one in The Wall Street
> Journal, _strongly, strongly implying_ that four-engine airliners are
> safer than two-engine craft.  "When you're flying over water in remote
> locations... you really want to be between four engines," or words to
> that effect.  Very interesting.  First time I can remember an aircraft
> company making a competitive safety claim in an advertisement.

I guess AirBus has forgotten that Boeing makes a 747.