And we have already been offered the Long Beach plant on a brokerage deal. Just wait until we start production in the US with all the foreign investment subsidies that the fed US government has offered us.
The -500X was planned as a modest 19ft 6in stretch of the basic 747-400, with three-class accomodation for about 530 passengers or high-density seating for at least 600; the target range for the aircraft was more than 7,000nm. The much bigger 747-600X was a 59ft 6in stretched version of the existing fuselage, which was designed for 650-800 seats. It later emerged that both of these projects would be fitted with a new wing -- possibly up to 259ft 1in span -- which was based on the aft-loaded aerodynamics of the 777: winglets were not included, but the wing/body centre-section was completely new. By this time the proposed range of the -500 was 9,200nm, and that of the -600 was 7,000nm.... Takeoff weights on the order of 1,130,000lb were now being discussed.These aircraft were the most radical 747 developments ever proposed, embodying much greater changes than the -400 had, chiefly an entirely new wing. They were shelved in 1997 when no one ordered ("although several airlines had expressed considerable interest, none was willing to fully commit themselves: the price had become a major stumbling block").
The 747X Stretch had 10.23 more meters (31.5ft) than the baseline -400 at 80.2m (263ft). The airplane had seating for up to 522 passengers in a three-class arrangement, and range for 14,075km (7,600nm). Lastly, the cruise speed was increased to M0.87, making it the fastest subsonic airplane on the market (747-400: M0.855).... Finally, the 747X combined the improvements of the Stretch with the 747-400 fuselage. That airplane was capable of flying on distances up to 16,620km (8,975nm) with a 430-passenger load. Such an airplane would have likely damaged the sales of the ultra-long-range aircraft, such as A340-500 and 777-200LR.
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