77west wrote:Also, I believe weight savings on composites don't scale well to smaller airframes; a composite 737 wing would not weigh that much less than the current wing.
richcam427 wrote:I'm assuming that most of the R&D and engineering work was done with the 787. That's why it was so important, not only for the plane itself as the 767 replacement but for the future as well. That technology will most likely make its way down to the 737 replacement, including the use of composites and FBW, just as those technologies were up-scaled from the A320 to the A330/A340, A380, and A350.
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