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The Burnelli Conspiracy (continued)

Anyway, I wrote to Ed Cole and Clarence Wilde saying we were delighted that they had discovered Burnelli's brilliance, and that Burnelli would be glad to negotiate a normal license arrangement. About six weeks later, I got a letter from Boeing, stating that, while they had investigated the Burnelli Design, they had decided not to proceed with the project. The fact that Boeing decided to cancel the project, after spending some millions on it, became even more astonishing when a disgruntled engineer sent me a couple of pages out of the Boeing 754 manual which disclosed the enormity of Burnelli superiority. With similar power, the twin engine Burnelli type B-754 had a maximum containerized payload of 160,000 lbs., while the B-767 could only carry less than half, 72,770 lbs., non containerized. In short, the Burnelli type could carry more than double the payload and fly it 1,200 nautical miles further than the B- 767!

Boeing 754 (Lifting-Body) v. Boeing 767 (Conventional)
comparative table

Model

WEIGHTS

VOLUMES

BOEING

OEW

MAX
PAYLOAD
lbs

MAX
ZFW
lbs

MAX
FUEL
lbs

MAX
TOGW
lbs

FUEL

Gal. (US)

GROSS
CONT.
ft.3

754

159,600

160,600

320,200

143,375

363,900

21,240

19,656

767

179,580

72,770

253,000

112,725

335,000

16,700

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Can you imagine precisely what this could mean to the air transport industry? We are talking about a transportation revolution of enormous proportions. Undreamed of expansion and a real enhancement of aircraft safety.

(continued...)

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