Re: No. of wheels and runways

Date:         29 Nov 97 15:40:02 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>The [777-300] pushes this to 300 tonnes and the -200X being
>touted is pushing 335-340 tonnes. I believe this will indeed require
>an additional centreline wheel pair like the A340-300 and MD-11.

The 777-300 still uses the same landing gear layout as the -200 and
-200IGW.  I've not seen any mention of an additional centerline main
in any of the -200X proposals, either.  I don't think the 777 was
designed for this addition, unlike the A340 and DC-10 (upon which the
MD-11 was based), so adding it might be pretty painful.

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