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Structural Reinforcements For The New 787-9  
User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 38
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3147 times:

What were the modifications made to the 787-9 structure to enable the higher MTOW variant that Boeing offered to QF? And how do they compare to modifications for higher MTOW variants of aircraft with convential fuselages? Is it easier to offer fine tuned MTOW variants if one can easily adjust composite fuselage wall thickness?


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30524 posts, RR: 84
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I believe part of it was just adding some extra layers of "tape" to the fuselage to strengthen it.

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