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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Now that the 2nd aircraft is in testing as well, any of you other Boeingphiles know when the mighty twin is scheduled to begin her world tour? I'd imagine it would be after the Paris show, no?




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On a side note, I cant wait to see the orders roll in once she does!  Big grin

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
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there has only been 1 airframe @ BFI, I wonder where the other is?

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

The 2nd ship (WD-502) completed her first flight (PAE-BFI) on April 6... so she's somewhere around.

User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Does anyone know what destinations it will visit in its tour?

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

No doubt it's going to visit Singapore/Dubai/Hong Kong.... as those are home to the three carriers Boeing is most keen on selling it to.

No doubt it will visit Tokyo as a sneak preview to their airlines; the primary two of which are already customers.


User currently offlineJMO-777 From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 501 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Hi,

as of Flight Int'l. (4867/28Jan-3Feb):

The Tour will bring the 773ER to:
WD501
SEA-AKL-SIN-ICN-Irkutsk-Yakutsk-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-SEA
SEA-Reykjavik-SEA
SEA-Paris-SEA
SEA-Easter Island-Lima-Miami-Iqaluit-SEA

WD502
SEA-Cold Bay, Alaska-Tokyo-TPE-Wake Island-TPE-SIN-DXB-JNB-PER-SYD-GIG-MIA-SEA

Hope that helps!!!

GreetZ,
Jan

PS: I hope that the 773ER comes to PAris Le Bourget!!!



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

all the usual suspects are there... but WHAT?! No HKG?!?!?!  Wow!

User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2139 times:

They want CX to buy them yet they will not stop in Hong Kong??

User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

"They want CX to buy them yet they will not stop in Hong Kong??.........."

Maybe CX is already sufficiently convinced so that there's no need to stop by.  Smile

'949


User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
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JMO-777 has posted what appears to be a schedule of test flights rather than a round-the-world promotional sales tour, which typically has the aircraft spending a day at each stop where it can be viewed by the airlines concerned and then they're taken up on a joyride before the aircraft moves on to the next destination.

Most of the destinations listed above wouldn't feature on a sales tour, and several important ones which you'd assume would be included are missing.

An aircraft visting Irkutsk, Petropavlovsk, Keflavik, Easter Island, Iqaluit, Cold Bay, Wake Island and Perth among others is undergoing testing - not a sales tour, which would feature London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Atlanta, Dallas etc.

Given the success of the World Sales tours of the B757-300 and B767-400 3 years ago, since which time Boeing has secured just 1 new customer (Northwest for the 753) I would think Boeing will save themselves the expense. Airlines will choose to buy an aircraft or not, irrespective of whether it has been paraded at their HQ!


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5335 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

So is that the correct date? January next year. I will have to get out to see it then when it visits Auckland!!!

User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

With such poor sales I'm surprised the demo 764 ever left America!!. It never visited Hong Kong thats for sure.

As for the 753, that did come to Hong Kong, I remember it well, pissing down with rain and about 500m viz!!. Could just make out the flying condor stick.

717 also passed by Hong Kong in Airtran colous and Boeing titles.


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

I saw both 777-300 ER's at BFI last week parked next to each other.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Well, the 777 is Boeing's hottest-selling widebody... and it isnt suffering from a deficiency of order backlog, such as the 757/767 were at the time of the 753/764ER introduction. Boeing would be foolish not to send it on a world tour, as per its competition.

User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 864 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1663 times:

Why would this bird visit Cold Bay, Alaska out of curiousity? Ryan


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User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2744 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1640 times:

Boeing does most of their cold-weather testing in Alaska. They often test both individual systems, and overall airplane integration there.

Regards,

Hamlet69



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