Re: Connecting Wings to Fuselage - Question

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         05 May 95 03:27:13 
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>Consequently the wings are not interchangable, but the proper hole
>pattern is easily achieved. (But how often are wings changed once
>they are in service.)

There is a story in Legend and Legacy, an excellent history of Boeing,
about an AOG team changing the wing on a Northwest 707 in Miami.  A
new, spare wing was located in New York and they would have finished
the job in far less than the estimated ten days, except the wing that
came from New York was a left wing and they needed a right wing.
Obviously wings can be changed, and if someone had a spare sitting
around in New York it can't be that rare an event.

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