|Quoting Tristan7977 (Reply 3):|
AA737-823 I know that already. But I'm talking in general about the main landing lights. The one on the wings. The MAX might not have that feature anymore, actually.
There are no "main" landing lights. The retractables on the NG
are identical to the fixed lights, in terms of wattage and bulb part number; neither set can be considered "main".
And if the MAX isn't going to have them, I'd like to see what the alternative will be; the nose gear is already a cramped place on a 737, and there aren't many other options. In fact, nothing comes to mind. I don't see why Boeing would engineer them somewhere else; there's no drag created when they're stowed, and they are in a convenient location as it is. Putting them somewhere else would require a waste of resources, which Southwest, ehm, "customers" won't allow.
|Quoting LH707330 (Reply 4):|
It could be because most Boeings have inboard Kruegers while the Airbii have slats, which makes mounting lights an issue.
I'm not convinced; the 747 has Kruegers, but both sets of lights in the wing. The 7-5/6/7/8-7 have no Kruegers in the inboard-most position (only next to pylons), but also have lights in the wing root area.