Date: 04 Apr 2001 16:41:14 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University References: 1
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email@example.com (Damon Hill) writes: > Will it fly? Will the airlines buy? I hope so! Commercial > aircraft design has been SO boring for the past couple of > decades. > > How fast WILL it go? It already looks supersonic, with the right > engines. > > http://www.boeing.com/news/feature/concept/ Humph. "faster, higher, farther flight than any current airplane"? I suppose if you demand the range, then that's true. Concorde, of course, is faster and flies higher. I think they're talking about a transsonic aircraft, which has certainly been suggested before. Far less demanding than Mach 2 or so, and more likely to meet noise and pollution requirements. Not to mention easier on fuel, cheaper to build, etc. The "fact sheet" seems pretty shour on facts; this is obviously a blue-sky concept. But not a bad one... -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.