Re: AA 777 wings

Date:         18 Apr 98 00:49:09 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: NorthWest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1998.595@ohare.Chicago.COM>, k_ish
<kenish@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> AA participated in the definition of the 777.  They drove the
> requirement for folding wings (for ground operations); Boeing went to a
> great deal of trouble and expense to design in this option which nobody
> to date is flying.
>
> Does anyone know if AA has ordered their 777s with folding wings?

The folding wing idea has been dropped.  It proved uneccessary in airport
operations and far too heavy.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane