ElroyJetson wrote:The A359 has a larger wing than the 789 with virtually identical engines in terms of thrust. As you know, the A359 has significantly more payload capability for that reason even though it is a much heavier aircraft.
The A359 carries more payload because the A359 MZFW is much higher than the 789 MZFW while the DOW is not that much greater than the 789, the MZFW-DOW drives the payload, not the wing size.
Think of a wing as a cantilevered beam, you can have two beams of the exact same size, and same weight, it is not the size or weight of the beam that determines the maximum load it can carry, it is determined by the strength of the beam. In fact if you were to make the 787 or A350 wings just out of concrete to the same shape, the concrete wing wouldn’t even be able to support its own weight let alone carry additional loads.
ElroyJetson wrote:But as I keep saying, let's wait for the data.
You have said that on a number of posts on this thread and then taken a swipe at the A350 with numbers and opinions which have no factual basis. If you want the numbers to speak for themselves, stop posting.