Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13 Posted (16 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6775 times:
While dozens of you ramble on about a non-existant aircraft called the A3XX, why doesn't anyone have anything to say about Boeing's far more futuristic technological marvels - the C-Wing and BWB-1-1 concepts?
Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6664 times:
The C-wing project involves the development of a large commercial aircraft concept, capable of carrying 600+ passengers. This project is part of NASA's advanced concepts program in aeronautics and involves a joint effort between Boeing and Stanford.
DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (16 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6647 times:
Originally Boeing's plan was to not continue the 747 line and discontinue the program until the time for a replacement was due. Boeing believed the idea was safer and a lot more fuel efficient. This is probably the main reason no 747X has been launced yet. It should also be noted that the width of the aircraft will be no wider then the wingspan of a 747.
Vctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (16 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6645 times:
This would be a great 747 replacement and an A3XX killer for Boeing (and Lockheed Martin if the NASA box wing is built). However, I would hope that this new AC design would allow for faster travel because 36 abreast seating could get a little too uncomfortable on routes like LAX-SYD or DTW-PEK.