EQUINOX: 21st CENTURY JET
During 1992, a new design of Boeing, the 777, moved from the `drawing board' towards the assembly line. The 777 is the largest and most complex aircraft to be designed entirely electronically, using a new computer design system called CATIA. This programme is part of a four-year observational study following the progress of the aircraft through until the first fare-paying passenger flight scheduled for 1995.
Next month, the world's latest jet airliner begins assembly at the Boeing plant in the US. The 777 has been designed by computer and EQUINOX presents the first report on the technology of a passsenger plane for the next century.