Re: Folding wings 777?

Date:         18 Mar 2001 12:06:17 
From:         megazone@sidehack.sat.gweep.net (MegaZone)
Organization: WPI Discordian Society, Undocumented Cabal of the Accursed Saint Shiranto Joe
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emtgx@aol.com (J. G. Pastorkyna) shaped the electrons to say:
>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

Nope.  And Boeing has dropped that option.

It was included basically because American Airlines said they wouldn't buy
any 777s if they couldn't fit them into gates they had.  And that required
the folding wing...

Then American didn't order the folding wing 777 anyway.

No one else expressed interest, and as they grew the line they would have
had to keep investing engineering in the option, so they just dropped it.

-MZ, CISSP #3762, RHCE #806199299900541
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