Date: 18 Mar 2001 12:06:09 From: John Liebson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: NMIX References: 1
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email@example.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.