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was Arcjet, was solid boosters, now airplanes

> > Drw, Your concept is only correct if the plane can fly with just one engine.
> > I think the end result of going across the ocean without ditching is much
> > more statically supported with the four engines. What is not supported is
> > MONEY. It is much cheaper to fly two engines then four. Fuel, maintance,

The FAA won't type-certify an airliner as capable of transoceanic flight
unless it is capable of making the trip on one engine.

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