Re: A330-300HGW & new gear

Date:         13 Jul 97 01:25:49 
From:         kls.NOSPAM@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>- what difference between the so called new -500/600 wing and the
>existing -300 wing   there will be

The current wing is designed to accomodate either two relatively large
engines (A330) or four considerably lighter engines (A340-200/300).
The A340-500/600 will have four engines, each larger (and heavier)
than the two on the A330.  That added engine weight alone imples some
substantial changes.  (The 777 was designed with 100,000+ lbs thrust
engines in mind from the outset.)

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