Re: AA 777 wings

Date:         04 May 98 02:20:32 
From:         k_ish <kenish@ix.netcom.com>
Organization: Netcom
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> >how do 777 operators get around the taxiway problems at
> >LaGuardia?  Is the 777 used out of this airport?
>
> 777 operators get around the problem by not using them at LGA.

Reminds me of the Vickers VC-10.  It was designed to operate out of
short runways in hot weather on BOAC's routes to Africa, the Middle
East, and India.  It had huge flaps because of this.  Vickers though
this would be a "707 beater" for sure.  What happened instead is the
airports simply lengthened their runways.  :-)

In reference to another post in this thread, 3900 pounds is a lot.  The
commonly used figure for a 747-400 is every pound costs $400 per year in
fuel burn, lost payload, etc.

Ken Ishiguro