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Secrets of the Boeing 777X Wingtips

DALLAS – The Boeing 777X is one of the most awaited aircraft to hit the market and an eye-catching feature is its foldable winglets, which are the first on any large transport aircraft.

Although the type is only now making its way, the foldable winglets are a secret of Boeing that dates back to the early 1990s that suffered an initial failure. Let’s take a sneak peek into how it came about and what went wrong. 

The 777x series comes in two variants the 777-8 and the 777-9 that both feature a wingspan of 235 ft when extended and 212 read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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