Boeing Commercial Airplanes has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to supply three components for the folding wing tip system of the Boeing 777X. The components chosen are the fold subsystem, the latch pin actuator and the secondary lock actuator. Relying on its experience in high-lift systems, gears, torque tubes and hydraulic power drive units, Liebherr-Aerospace will design a compact, extremely reliable and powerful fold subsystem. With its motor and rotating actuator, this system will fold the wing tip after landing, thus reducing the wingspan of the new wide-body aircraft by 7 meters (3.5 meters on each side) from 71.8 meters to 64.8 meters.
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