Helped make history


#1

Heloped load the first 777-9 (777x composite wing with folding tip) today.

It’s almost /too/ big.

Wider span than the gigantic 747, by about 39 feet I think. 10 feet longer than the 747-8.

Wish I could post pictures.


#2

Is it your one weekend a month or two weeks a year?


#3

huh?


#4

Well Done and Thank You for your Service!


#5

No that’s his “Day Job” working for Boeing.


#6

Very cool.


#7

The only reason boeing survived is that the cia stole all airbuses plans and gave them to boeing

fact

do some learnin

shs


#8

Could be, but Boeing is quietly yuuuge in Aerospace (ie War stuff)


#9

Folding tip because it won’t fit hangars?


#10

Terminals, hangers and etc.

Granted there are special hangers and terminals for the A380, but its vastly expensive to get all that done.

Easier for the consumer to just utilize a folding wing tip.


#11

An extra moving part, what could possibly go wrong?


#12

No kidding.


#13

Theoretically it should be trouble free.

:roll_eyes:

But it’s not like it’s Boeing’s first or even second folding wing, so…

Default position if it ever breaks would be down, so that’s a plus.


#14

Airplane makers know how to do this sort of thing.

An A6 on a hangar deck of a carrier, the A6 is or was one of the oldest airframes in the navy, back when I was in.


#15

The tech isn’t new at all.
F4s and F14s some more jets that utilize it.


#16

Loading left wing as we speak… with inches to spare on either side of the WBJ assembly


#17

I expected the 777 to be newer looking, and bigger and shinier.


#18

I’ll give you something like that