----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 1999 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: NASA, Boeing Abandon Supersonic Jetliner Project
>> Industry studies cited as recently as 1997 indicated there would
>>be a market for 1,000 to 1,500 of the aircraft.
>Hmmm.. according to:
>there were only 16 Concordes ever built, despite some rather dodgy
>techniques used to discredit the Soviet TU-144 and capture the SST market*.
>(gunboat diplomacy may be common, but Mirage marketing?)
>Of course, a charming lady I conversed with in 1re on a subsonic did tell
>that one must really fly the Concorde at least once. If there were enough
>Baccarat players to ferry between HKG and LAS, maybe those estimates
>wouldn't seem off by so many orders of magnitude.
>* Boeing having withdrawn after calculating that their design was capable
>transatlantic flight -- without the added weight of pax.