Annoyedfa From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 451 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3172 times:
The 7E7 is going to ASIA and maybe INDIA. Why waste a jet like that going to Europe when in 2009 the fleet they have will still be young and matched for the market. GB was in the jumpseat and said Shanghi should be approved for 2006, and don't forget moscow in 2006. So I guess they now plan on applying for route authorities to more places in ASIA. CO is the US leader in International flying!!! Can you imagine what our map will look like in 2009!?!?!
Njdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 716 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3039 times:
Hopefully they will do proving runs in FLL or MCO like they do with most aircraft they get. I remember flying the 777 when they first got it from MCO-EWR and they also used the 764 out of MCO sometimes and the 753 and 762's were both flown into FLL a lot at the beginning.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3777 posts, RR: 24 Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2692 times:
A little off topic perhaps and bare with my ignorance, but will the 'E' be dropped for an '8' once production starts? I remember seeing old photos of the then announced 767s and 757s back in the late 70s and all contained letters (I believe 7Y7 and 7X7, please correct me if I am wrong) which of course were replaced with the now familiar 767 and 757.
I just find it a bit odd that no one is calling this the '787' as of yet.