AIRLINERS FOR THE 1980S--AND BEYOND

Two new classes of commercial aeropane are being built (a third is in the design stage) which will employ advanced materials and digital avionics. The new family of Boeing airliners includes the 200-passenger B-767 wide-body twinjet; the 177-passenger B-757, an economical standard body twinjet; and the B-777 trijet, and intercontinental-range airliner (in the design stage). The design of these aircraft utilizes the most cost-effective available technology to minimize fuel requirements and airline costs while meeting all applicable federal regulations. New alloys and composites have beeen introduced in the manufacture of the aircraft. New digital electronics will find application in these new aircraft. Several digital computers in an integrated system will control and guide the aeroplane. The new digital system will result in a 30% reduction in weight compared to todays analog mechanical systems, a 50% reduction in electrical power, and at least 50% reduction in line replaceable units or black boxes. increased. /Authors/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • Anton, G M
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 29-32
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM