• The Boeing 737 is an aged design which should have been abandoned years ago. It was designed before high bypass turbofans were thought of , and the early JT8D engines could easily be hung under the wings. This permitted the use of a short , and hence light , undercarriage permitting easy low load...

  • Th e whole concept of aircraft carrying a large weight of duty free booze is ridiculous. Surely if there is to be duty free sales they should universally be at the ARRIVAL airport .  The overloading of overhead bins is also a real safety hazard.

  • The picture of the mockup of the Boeing 2707 shows that the cabin size is almost identical to that of the 737/ A320 but much longer . Two abreast in Concorde would have been much better. Any supersonic aircraft requires a long slender fuselage to minimize drag.

  • The Boeing 2707 was originally designed as a swing-wing aircraft, with wings swung back for supersonic flight and forward for subsonic flight . The weight of the swing- wing system was so high that the design failed, and Boeing reverted to something very similar to the unsuccessful Lockheed desig...

  • A350 seems excellent choice , has already been operating non stop Singapore to NY successfully for a couple of years. Qantas has unique ultra long range requirements and obviously this is a niche market for a small number of aircraft. It may well lead to further orders for A350, possibly both 900...

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