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Originally posted by paraphi
The problem with airliner designs is simple and all the manufacturers know this to be true...
The PUBLIC just will not get in a plane that looks unconventional. I for one - when I next pop off to Sinagapore - will want to get in something that looks like it will fly.
Now, the buyers of airliners (i.e. the leasing companies and airline companies) know that the PUBLIC won't set foot on anything that is unconventional. This fact alone inhibits designs that deviate from the accepted norm.
I am sure many would say "I would fly it", but ho hum and la-di-da when the the "risk" is considered by the people with the cheques books.
Boeing, Airbus and all the rest can design "concepts" but the reality is that the PUBLIC demands conventionality.
Originally posted by SCJ01
FYI, paraphi, with all do respect you are very wrong on this.
The public WILL get into whatever plane they have been assigned to on their ticket.