AIRPORTS SHOULD PLAN CAREFULLY FOR UPCOMING TECHNOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITIES, ICAO CONFERENCE TOLD

MORE airports will be able to welcome the largest civilian airliners from 2020, a senior Boeing manager told an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) conference this week (Dec 12), as the manufacturer is confident it will roll out large planes with folding wing-tips by that year. Evanicio Costa, lead engineer – Boeing airport compatibility engineering, told ICAO’s GANIS (Global Air Navigation Industry Symposium) in Montréal, Canada: “It’s going to be certified. It’s unlikely that a wing tip will not extend.” The technology will enable ...


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