>>460217>Yes agreed, why did you say commercial airliners are derivative of long range bombers then?
I didn't. What I said was:<Maybe back when stewardesses wore miniskirts, and fliers all received complementary meals and scotch.>I think it's important to remember the McDonald Douglas is no longer an airline maker though.
The 737 crushing the DC-9 (despite passenger preference for the latter) had a lot more to do with that than McDonnell-Douglas' safety record, although the DC-10's incidents didn't help. The MD-11 losing out to the 777 and the A340 finally killed it.>Production was stopped in 1960 because of it's horrid reputation.
Aeroflot flew the Tu-104 until 1979. They only began replacing it when the Tu-134 and the Il-62 were in full production.>All wrong, the science and engineering are established, all that is stopping wider adoption is the reluctance of market leaders to seriously invest in industrializing it.
No, I am entirely correct, and you are completely wrong. Airliners don't need a bunch of theoretical bullshit. They need to be lighter, more eceonomical, and a cheap, viable alternative to the aging fleets that low-cost carriers are currently flying. These are commodities that need to be sold. That is absolutely all the matters. Even in the Concord's hayday, supersonic aircraft were barely economically viable, and they only ever served a tiny niche of business travelers who were crossing the Atlantic (where else would it be alright to drop sonic booms?).>It is growing, just not very much.
Slow growth is a slow death for capital.>That Boeing is more than capable of building a brand new replacement for the Max.
Top kek! Boeing has been trying to pull off a replacement for the 737 since before they settled on just stretching it out into the 700, 800, and 900 series. Furthermore, Boeing hasn't been able to produce jack shit of any value since it tried to break the engineers' union in Everett by fully outsourcing the 787.>You seem to think the Max is indicative so some kind of declining engineering prowess, it's not.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.