D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1826 times:
I doubt we will see either variant any time soon. the hinged wing tips add weight, but in fact aren't very useful anywhere. AA insisted on their inclusion as an option, but notice that even they didn't order them. The 777-100 was going to be the long range version IIRC, but those crazy engineers at Boeing managed to find a way to make the -200 longer than anyone will ever need.
(Think about it. With a range of over 10000 miles, and the earth is only 24000 miles in circumfrence, you can reach almost any point in the world from any other point with one of these birds.)
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7731 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
I believe Boeing scrapped the 777-100 concept shortly after the 777-300 entered revenue service. I will try to hunt the Boeing press release archives. And now with the LR versions of the -200 and -300 coming out the need for a small ultra-long range plane seems doubtful.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia