Re: Wing span

Date:         09 Mar 97 12:39:39 
From:         "C.P." <papaya@worldnet.att.net>
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Wendell Waldron wrote:
>
> Does anyone know if the Boeing 747-500 series (if they were built) could
> fit into current gate configurations?  I've been told that the span of
> the new wing would only allow for the 747-500 series to land at certain
> airports.   Thanks in advance.


Boeing could always install folding wingtips, which might help
a little. The Boeing 777 comes with it as an option, so it
probably wouldn't be too hard to do on a 747. At the international
terminal at SFO, there is about 20-25 feet between the tips of
two 747-400's.