Boeing's radical Mach 0.95 transport configuration is a recent effort, emerging late in 1999 and becoming an important program in the fall of 2000, company officials say. They had not originally planned to reveal it last month, but their hand was forced when word leaked out following briefings to airlines. The shape is not an improvement on an older design, but ``a new look at how to go fast,'' said Michael B. Bair, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president for business strategy and ...


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