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”