Re: Folding wings 777?

Date:         18 Mar 2001 12:06:09 
From:         John Liebson <jliebson@cybermesa.com>
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emtgx@aol.com (J. G. Pastorkyna) wrote:

>Has any carrier taken advantage of Boeing's offer to manufacture the 777 with
>wings that can be shortened by folding up before reaching the gate? It was
>mentioned in a TV documentary, but I certainly haven't seen such a sight
>anywhere. Are there that many airports gates where such a practise would be
>helpful?

No 777s have been built with that feature. It was studied as a request
mainly from American Airlines, which then declined to buy its 777s
with the folding wingtips.