|Quoting Columba (Reply 5):|
Another question : Would Lockheed ever dare to build a civil airliner again ?
|Quoting Columba (Reply 5):|
Would Lockheed ever dare to build a civil airliner again ?
|Quoting Tockeyhockey (Thread starter):|
say, the 777 program, Would McDonnel Douglas still be making airliners? What would their next project have been? a double decker?
|Quoting KROC (Reply 3):|
The MD-XX or MD-12 would have been a Double Decker Widebody Tri-Jet. Truely a shame we never got a chance ot possibly see it. With the way engine technology is rapidly increasing this 3-holer would have been very possible and most likely very successful.
|Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 4):|
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
although now I believe that airplane would have to be a MD-80 replacement.
Wasn't that the MD-90 / MD-95 ?
|Quoting Freedom4all (Reply 9):|
the MD-12 was going to be a D-Decker but it wasn't going to be a tri-jet, the final design called for 4 engines....would have liked to see it too
|Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 8):|
If the MD-11 would have been successful, there would have been no 777. I guess the 777 success is very much in accordance to the demise of the MD-11.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 10):|
No, the 7N7 program (B-777-200) launched the same year the MD-11 was certified. The MD-11s longest range version (about 7000nm) was still shorter ranged than the B-777, carried the same number of pax, but burned more fuel, and carried less cargo.
|Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 12):|
These are the figures for the 777-200, the initial model of the 777 family. It does not even scratch the first version of the MD-11, which had a range of 6800nm. The MD-11 "ER" was capable of going as far as 7300nm.
777-200 - Range 229 tonne MTOW 7000km (3780nm), 233 tonne MTOW 7778km (4200nm), 247 tonne MTOW range 9537km (5150nm)
|Quoting AR1300 (Reply 14):|
Maybe they didn't want to make the same mistake again.That came out wrong with the Tristar.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 13):|
No, here is the info from Boeing's web site on the B-777-200/200ER:
This is from Boeing on the MD-11:
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos