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NASA Facts Triumph of Technology NASA Contributions to the Boeing 777

NASA Facts Triumph of Technology NASA Contributions to the Boeing 777

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NASA
Facts
National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
Langley
 
Research
 
Center
Hampton, Virginia 23681-0001May 1996 FS-1996-05-01-LaRC ___________________________________________________________________________ 
Triumph of Technology:
NASA Contributions to the Boeing 777
Basic and applied research performed atNASA’s four research centers contributed sig-nificantly to technology applications for Boeing777’s design concepts. According to BoeingCo. estimates, the 777 fleet has capturedthree-quarters of the market for airplanes in
The B-777 airframe incorporates durable lightweight composite aircraft structures, including graphite-epoxy floor beams, flaps and tail assembly.
its class, further strengthening this country’spositive balance of trade in aeronautics.The precedent-setting 777 was designedfor medium- to long-range passenger flightsand is the largest twin-engine jet to be manu-

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