What is your opinion on the skylofts shown?
[Edited 2007-05-21 17:55:14]
|Quoting EI321 (Thread starter):|
I came across this feature of a Boeing Concept study, called the Boeing 763-246C , which bears resemblance to a single deck A380.
|Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 2):|
Looks kind of claustrophobic
|Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3):
You should start a new thread on this bird as it's actually quite fascinating; far beyond the topic of skylofts.
|Quoting Centrair (Reply 4):
Each suite has seats for take-off and landing, a bed,
|Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 5):
That 763-246C might actually be a natural candidate for being a derided/shunned (with good reason) trijet. A much lighter, fully composite version could probably make do with three 80-85Klb thrust engines.
|Quoting Centrair (Reply 4):|
There could be two escape hatches ala 747 pilot escape through the ceiling or at the base of the space. These hatches have slides.
|Quoting Centrair (Reply 4):|
Yes but think about if JL or NH got these, they could just fill them with tatami mats and futons. It could be a flying Ryokan.
|Quoting Aerohottie (Reply 9):|
Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
Quoting Aerohottie (Reply 7):
a smaller longer range version at just under 62m.
Wouldnt that be very similar in size & capacity to the 787-10?
Not with an extra 2 abreast it wouldn't
|Quoting CJAContinental (Reply 19):|
We won't see this design replacing the 747. Airbus studied this concept years ago and found that the middle isle would be insufficient for passengers leaving the aircraft during an emergency.
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 21):|
Quoting CJAContinental (Reply 19):
Interestingly though, at 264.4 feet, if that is the correct length, the length would be 80.6 meters. This would be one huge aircraft!
The 747-600 would have been 85.01m in length (278.9ft).
|Quoting EI321 (Reply 22):|
Stitch, by any chance do you know where I can find a detailed 747-600 spec? Im curious what the weight effeciency ratio would have been like compared to the A380, considering that the 747-8s is apparently less than that of the 747-400.
|Quoting EI321 (Reply 24):|
Wasnt it also to have a twin nosegear setup, like the AN225? It would have been an awesome machine.
|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 26):|
Quoting EI321 (Reply 18):
[How many operators are putting 8 abreast on their 787s?]
To date more than one third.
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 27):|
Boeing's own comments say that around 2/3rds of orders are going for nine-abreast which leaves a third at eight.
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