Remnants of the Fairchild-Dornier 728 design (Photo: Troender (Diskussion) (Self-photographed) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Built to Fail: Commercial Aircraft Designs That Didn’t Go Mainstream

While we all admire the success and fame that has come with aircraft like the Boeing 747 or Airbus A320, not every design is successful. In this multi-part series, we will be looking into some of aviation’s designs that had huge potential and didn’t live up to the hype or could have potentially reshaped the aviation landscape but didn’t. We will not be looking into aircraft that have gained over 100 orders or are still being made in large quantities…