Re: Airbus P305

Date:         09 Sep 98 04:12:13 
From:         ASDL User <peterh@astrid.cad.gatech.edu>
Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA
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Larry Sakurai wrote:
> Don't be surprised if improvements come out of Boeing's 767-400 program
> that'll apply to the smaller models.  The Boeing-MDC engineers (they teamed
> up before the merger was announced) have added new raked wingtips for
> the -400.  I believe that as a result, the -400 will actually have a shorter
> wingspan than the -300, and it'll be able to use gates used by DC-10s,
> MD-11s, and L-1011s.

The 767-400 will not have a wing span shorted than the -300ER, the raked wing
tips, allowed Boeing to shorten the wing span over what would have existed had
they used wing tip extensions and winglets as previously planned.