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Topic: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: clickhappy
Posted 2013-06-08 17:24:21 and read 25955 times.

Just departed KPAE as ZA451:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalscottking/8991854296/

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: SXDFC
Posted 2013-06-08 17:28:02 and read 25964 times.

Will any of BA's 787s feature the 'Dreamliner" decal? I noticed Zulu Bravo seems to lack these decals..

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: N62NA
Posted 2013-06-08 17:33:07 and read 25913 times.

Nice. It will be a good fit for LHR-EWR where they don't need all that capacity of the 777.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: NYC777
Posted 2013-06-08 17:36:15 and read 25864 times.

Lovely picture Royal!

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: KPDX
Posted 2013-06-08 22:58:27 and read 24995 times.

And here she is. (Not my photos)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/8993587988/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/8993589206/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/8992397061/

  

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: kaitak
Posted 2013-06-08 23:22:37 and read 24851 times.

Do they have a delivery/EIS date yet?

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: hkcanadaexpat
Posted 2013-06-08 23:35:16 and read 24771 times.

Quoting kaitak (Reply 5):
delivery

first frame to be delivered end of June.
A

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2013-06-09 01:00:53 and read 24398 times.

Do we know what their first intercontinental destinations will be?

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: QANTASvJet
Posted 2013-06-09 03:32:37 and read 21885 times.

You have to love the shape of the wing.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: na
Posted 2013-06-09 04:15:01 and read 21022 times.

Nice looking plane. The overlapping introduction of the A380 into BAs fleet though will render the 787 delivery rather uninteresting for the marketing department in comparison.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: glideslope
Posted 2013-06-09 05:47:51 and read 19290 times.

Quoting na (Reply 9):
Nice looking plane. The overlapping introduction of the A380 into BAs fleet though will render the 787 delivery rather uninteresting for the marketing department in comparison.

In other news, rain is expected today during many BA flights over the next month.   

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: capri
Posted 2013-06-09 06:10:18 and read 18755 times.

I hope they put it on LHR-MAD in july instead of 767, as I am flying one of those early morning 767 flights, that will be some nice treat

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-06-09 07:08:56 and read 17589 times.

When will EWR see her?

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: rutankrd
Posted 2013-06-09 07:09:43 and read 17587 times.

Boeing 787-836 G-ZBJA has been sealed up, windows blacked and joined the other 30 or so in storage and queuing awaiting the mods necessary to gain airworthy status by the looks of it.

View the Paine blogs elsewhere.

Some of those frames have been in store for 2 + years !

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: hkcanadaexpat
Posted 2013-06-09 07:38:38 and read 16968 times.

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 13):
Boeing 787-836 G-ZBJA has been sealed up, windows blacked and joined the other 30 or so in storage and queuing awaiting the mods necessary to gain airworthy status by the looks of it.

View the Paine blogs elsewhere.

Some of those frames have been in store for 2 + years !

The one stored that u see in those pics is G-ZBJC. G-ZBJA is next to G-ZBJB on the flightline and should have its first flight imminently. G-ZBJC is stored as it awaits its turn in the sequence of aircrafts delayed by the grounding. She should be delivered in late July.

A

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: rutankrd
Posted 2013-06-09 08:00:57 and read 16479 times.

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 14):
G-ZBJC is stored as it awaits its turn in the sequence of aircrafts delayed by the grounding. She should be delivered in late July.

Oh okay -I thought C was still in painting.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: MaltbyWalt
Posted 2013-06-09 08:42:57 and read 15560 times.

Here's an image of the first BA 787 landing yesterday afternoon at KPAE ...

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: VC10er
Posted 2013-06-09 08:44:06 and read 15506 times.

Quoting na (Reply 9):

I'm not quite sure the A380 will drown out the 787 launch. The BA marketing dept will make more of her flyer comfort features: The advanced technogy, cabin pressure, eco friendly, windows, cabin lights etc - I would bet! The press seems far more drawn to the 787 for both good and bad reasons. (although there will be endless battery jokes in the cynical (but often funny) press.

I think the customer experience on a BA 787 will be amazing too and I can't wait for her to come to EWR!

I must concur with others here: the 787 in BA livery is very beautiful and sexy. QantasSvjet does make a good point: gotta love those wings!

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: pnwtraveler
Posted 2013-06-09 10:22:59 and read 13726 times.

On on of the threads recently I saw a list of "likely" destinations for the BA787. YYZ was one of those for one of the three daily flights.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2013-06-09 12:17:10 and read 11723 times.

Quoting VC10er (Reply 17):
I'm not quite sure the A380 will drown out the 787 launch.

I don't think so, either. I think they're both pretty big deals.

I think the 787 has the "Wow gee high-tech!" glam to it, while the A380 has the "OMGWowzers! That's really big!" glam to it.

Quoting pnwtraveler (Reply 18):
On on of the threads recently I saw a list of "likely" destinations for the BA787. YYZ was one of those for one of the three daily flights.

I doubt it'll be SFO...   Wouldn't shock me if SFO got the A380, though. We already get 2x744. That could be replaced ultimately with a 77W and an A380 for almost identical capacity.

My guess is that, to some degree, it will fill routes that are currently served by 763s. I'm not sure that BA will make that much use of its longer legs on most of its route network, since the vast majority of BA flights are under 6,000 nmi. Having your hub in London gives you easy nonstop access to four out of the six populated continents. Having a second one at MAD gives you access to a fifth.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2013-06-09 12:42:51 and read 11238 times.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 19):
Having your hub in London gives you easy nonstop access to four out of the six populated continents. Having a second one at MAD gives you access to a fifth.

LHR to South America isn't much further (generally 200 to 500 miles depending on destination) than from MAD.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: KELPkid
Posted 2013-06-09 14:23:11 and read 9113 times.

Quoting MaltbyWalt (Reply 16):
Here's an image of the first BA 787 landing yesterday afternoon at KPAE ...

I would have thought the first flight would be PAE-BFI...is Boeing keeping birds at Everett after their B-1? All customer flights are typically out of Boeing Field...

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: TaniTaniwha
Posted 2013-06-09 15:24:49 and read 7969 times.

BA has a terrific livery, very distinctive and I've always admired it but on this aircraft it but somehow looks a bit dated. I'm trying to get my head around why it seems like this to me.

I think maybe because of all the 'special' liveries modified for the 787 such as the 'wavy' cheat line on the United examples for example.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: Rara
Posted 2013-06-09 15:54:15 and read 7465 times.

Quoting TaniTaniwha (Reply 22):
BA has a terrific livery, very distinctive and I've always admired it but on this aircraft it but somehow looks a bit dated. I'm trying to get my head around why it seems like this to me.

It does look thoroughly unremarkable. Nice that they retained the blue engines though. I remember reading here that the engines were originally expected to be grey.

I agree that the 787 will make a low-profile entrance into BA's fleet, marketing-wise. Probably the folks at BA are quite happy that the A380 can take some of that attention away. The British press has rather sharp teeth, and what with the 787's bad press recently, the race for the snarkiest headline is on. I expect that BA will quietly integrate the 787 into the fleet, and will make good money with it in the years to come. More of a workhorse than a glamour bird.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: lightsaber
Posted 2013-06-09 17:04:42 and read 6432 times.

Quoting MaltbyWalt (Reply 16):

Here's an image of the first BA 787 landing yesterday afternoon at KPAE ...

Absolutely lovely image. Kudos to the photographer and BA for the livery.

Lightsaber

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: afriwing
Posted 2013-06-09 17:11:35 and read 6477 times.

Quoting Rara (Reply 23):
I agree that the 787 will make a low-profile entrance into BA's fleet, marketing-wise

I agree too. If you look at ba.com there's a whole section about the new A380 but nothing at all about the B787 even though the B787 will arrive at end of June and the A380 will be about a month later. And she's not even listed on the their fleet page, but the A380 is.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: btblue
Posted 2013-06-10 02:53:56 and read 5674 times.

Last week I flew the 787 (QR on my way to DPS - wifi was brilliant) large windows, lovely cabin. An amazing plane. I cannot wait to try it out with BA - and their 380 too. Fabulous picture BTW. Credit to the photographer.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: KarelXWB
Posted 2013-06-10 03:09:13 and read 5650 times.

Quoting kaitak (Reply 5):
Do they have a delivery/EIS date yet?

BA will receive their first two 787 on 26 and 27 June.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: Lofty
Posted 2013-06-10 09:12:50 and read 5174 times.

A big VIP gathering will take place to welcome both the A380 and the B787 at the same time.

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: ChrisNH
Posted 2013-06-10 11:20:11 and read 4974 times.

Is there anything significant about the G-ZBxx registration, in the same way that G-VIIx signified the numeral '7?'

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: AirbusA6
Posted 2013-06-10 11:41:11 and read 4883 times.

The 787, certainly the early '8' models will, I imagine, operate the secondary routes, currently operated by 763s and some 772s, and hence will make far less of a splash than the A380 which is very much the flagship plane of the fleet

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: tonystan
Posted 2013-06-10 13:59:00 and read 4580 times.

Quoting Lofty (Reply 28):

A big VIP gathering will take place to welcome both the A380 and the B787 at the same time.


First A380 arrives 4th July and a large event is being planned to welcome it and the B787 into the fleet on that day!

Topic: RE: First Flight: British Airways 787
Username: bluesky73
Posted 2013-06-10 14:15:36 and read 4473 times.

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 29):
Is there anything significant about the G-ZBxx registration, in the same way that G-VIIx signified the numeral '7?


I believe G-ZBJ = dream Boeing jet


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