Boeing ups 787 weights, shrinks -9 wing

After more than two years of delays and speculation about the impact of excess weight on the 787‘s carbonfibre airframe, Boeing has increased the maximum take-off weight of all three variants and opted to shrink the wing of the 787-9 stretch.

The changes, disclosed in the December 2009 revision of the 787Airport Compatibility document, identify the MTOW of the baseline 787-8as 227,900kg (502,000lb) – up 8,400kg from the initially planned219,500kg – while the 787-9′s weight has grown by 2,270kg to 247,400kg.The short-range 787-3 has seen a 5,000kg increase to 170,250kg. Theranges of three 787 variants are not specified on this document. Read more…

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