Re: A340-500/600 vs. B777-200X/B747-200X etc.

Date:         29 Nov 97 03:24:24 
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Joseph Edward Nemec wrote:
> If Boeing wanted to produce a 10m stretch of the 777-300, I think that
> they could do it in the same building as where they produce the 777-300.
>
> Airports where such planes would land is another matter, of course.....

According to AvWeek (during discussion of the 747-600X), existing
airports can handle planes up to 280 feet. Adding 10 meters (the length
difference between the 777-200 and the 777-300) to a 777-300 would still
be (just) under 280 feet. It should (again according to AvWeek) be able
to turn around between terminals at existing airports.

M Carling
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