Re: Folding wings 777?

Date:         18 Mar 2001 12:06:13 
From:         David Brunner <dbrunner@nyx.net>
Organization: Nyx
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J. G. Pastorkyna <emtgx@aol.com> 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?

The way I heard it, the mechanism for folding the wingtips weighs quite a
bit and the airlines preferred to have that weight allocated to paying
passengers, rather than the wingtip-folding machinery. I saw the only
example of the folding wingtip at Boeing's little museum at Paine Field
in Everett.