Re: AA 777 wings

Date:         18 Apr 98 00:49:10 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>> 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.

It's interesting that the diagrams on Boeing's web pages still show them:

   http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777-200/product.html
   http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777-300/product.html

The diagrams show the wingspan as

   199ft 11in (60.9m)
   155ft  2in (47.3m) (optional)

As for being "far too heavy" the figure quoted was 3900 lbs.  While a
lot of non-revenue producing weight, you make it seem worse.

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