Re: A3XX vs B747-600 (was: Airbus lawsuit coming?)

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Date:         04 Aug 96 16:44:55 
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Michael Leduc wrote:

>That may be true, but one must not extend the wing too much [on the
747-400]. >The maximum wing span has just about been reached for
commercial aircraft,
>for the time being.  Extending the wing size would mean new airport
>terminal design for nose-in-gate positioning or parking the aircraft
>out on an apron and using shuttle busses.

What about the much-publicized fold up wing design optioned on the 777?
It is already in use with military jet (to save room on aircraft carriers,
I think).  I don't think it has been ordered by any 777 purchaser (too
much extra $, unneeded?). The fold up wing would seem to solve the

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