DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8988 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3031 times:
The 737-NGs do not have the same wing, actually. Remember, the BBJ is the fuselage of a -700, but with the wings of an -800. In addition, the wingspan of the -900 is 117ft5in, while the -800 is 112ft7in (from Boeing's website).
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3006 times:
Actually, other than internal structural reinforcement and winglets, the NG wings are the same.
The difference, if you cared to look, was that the -800 spread was expressed without winglets...while the -900 reflected the incremental extension created by the winglets (even though I don't believe I have ever seen a 900 with winglets...).
Both aircraft either benefit or are compromised by having common wings....depends on your point of view...
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2826 times:
If you look carefully at the wing of an A321, you'll see small "spikes" (for lack of a better word) that look like small flap tracks on the flaps themselves that are not present on the A320 or A319. I don't know if there is a difference in length or wing area, but the A321's wing looks different than the others because of the little "spikes". Does anyone know why they are there?