Re: Boeing's Sonic Cruiser

Date:         09 Apr 2001 15:36:58 
From:         "Frank Jenkins" <FJenkins@Savantics-Inc.com>
Organization: The ISP formerly known as Best
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"Damon Hill" <damon@halcyon.com> wrote in message
news:airliners.2001.83@ditka.Chicago.COM...
> 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/

With the main landing gear mounted so far back, the pilots are going to be
really high off the runway on touchdown.  Likely more than even the Concorde
or 747.

If Boeing can keep the fuel burn/mile the same as a 767 (a *big* if), they
could have a winner.  Here's hoping.

Frank