Re: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         29 Jul 98 00:29:31 
From:         "Richard Isakson" <rwi@whidbey.com>
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The Warden <warden@usa.net> wrote in article
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> Personally, I think the 777 should be a trijet, at least...

Originally the 777 was a three engine derivative of the 767.  When the
ETOPS rules were changed the program was canceled.  The number was recycled
for the current 777.

The original longer range 777 and the 767 were to share a common wing.
Because of this commonality the current 767 has a larger wing than it would
have had, had it been designed by itself.  This has produced an airplane
that has grown nicely and makes a good cargo plane.

Rich Isakson