you are rigid minded. You've developped this ideology that twins are better than quads because the 777 is cool and has 2 enormous engines.
Awfully presumptuous of you, considering that there's absolutely no way you can corroborate this in the least
quads when they have dominated the large aircraft industry over the years and will CONTINUE to dominate the large aircraft industry over the years to come
This is cute. Sure the DC8s, 707s, Concordes, Comets, etc gave quads a decent boost.... but you're saying that the failing 747 line, the A340 line (which trails its primary competitor in a 2:1 ratio), and the niche A380 line; are absolutely/undeniably
sure to dominate the bustling 777 & A330 lines, whom the 767, 757, A300, and A310s have likewise given a decent start? And then there's the upcoming 7E7. Might want to check your crystal ball again before placing any money on your anecdotal theory (and nothing more)
and better high altitude performance
Really. So tell me, is that why the A340NGs' inboard engines had to be angled downward for cruise?
but you simply cannot deny that in a dangerous moment, quads are safer than twins. You simply can't deny that
I not only can refute it as a pure falsehood; but do refute it as such, can corroborate that refutal, and base my purchasing habits on that refutal. Next!
On most twins, if 1 engine fails, it usually means disaster.
Source? I cant think of one "disaster" that resulted from an engine out during ETOPS operation.
But that's not the case with other twins such as the 767
This statement is utter drivel! The reason the 767 ushered in the age of ETOPS180+ was because it was the only aircraft of its time which could be certified to generate an airspeed of 425kt at any point in flight
with less than 51% power! Learn you facts
Even narrowbodies such as 737s and A320s if they lose one engine during take-off, they'll stall so quickly because of there angle attack being too high and low velocity which causes the boundary layer above the wing to detach and causes the aircraft to basically drop like a rock.
Again, you're completely wrong. The 737NG and A32x family are well known for their ability to maintain stable climb at 50% power, at MTOW
from even hot/high fields. You live in DEN
is an even better example: why do you think you see more of these family of aircraft(along with MD90 and 757) than you do 737classic/MD80
You had valid arguements early on... but these last two statements just put a HUGE damper in your credibility. Wow.
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