Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3020 times:
I would design a 20 pax regional jet. Many small communities are losing airline service because the airlines that served them with small turboprops have retired those a/c, and those cities were cut as a result. Would make the a/c a light as possible using composites, and make the cabin feel roomier than it actually is. Give the a/c a very good short field performance, and make it as economical per seat to operate as a larger RJ.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9370 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2830 times:
OK...its not commercial, but the Boeing B-52......!! A 50+ year old design and still flying and in use today....and still project to go another 20 years..!! My choice for a civilian... 727, 737..... built like a tank..!! "If it an't Boeing, I an't going"
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
BoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2806 times:
Design it around a simple premise: Comfort. 18-19" wide seat and standard 35" pitch. As for sizes:
Regional Aircraft - (7E7-60/70/80/90)
Redesign the 717 with materials and technology used in the 7E7. Make it a standard 4 across aircraft in 60, 70, 80 and 90 seat versions.
Bump and Run - (7E7-120/140/160/180)
Redesign the 737 with materials and technology used in the 7E7. Widen the fuselage to accomodate the larger seats and pitch. Have a quick add assemble line and offer the aircraft in 120, 140, 160, and 180 seat variants. Same look as the 7E7.
Large Cap Short and Long - (7E7-200/240/260/280 - Note the trend)
Current product under development. Short and long haul versions.
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2769 times:
I'd like to use a 764, but design it as a "mobile home" type. It would act as corperate office as well as an apartment with an entertianment center, office, dining room, living room, libary, and of course bedrooms and bathrooms.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2524 times:
I would also like to design a plane for personal use. About the size of a small sedan, and in the same interior layout as a car. Have small twin jets mounted on the back. But the inside would be just as nice and look almost the same as a car. I think that'd be neat.