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24 Airlines Have Deposits For 7E7: Boeing  
User currently offlineQF744 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

I'm not sure if there is already a post on this, but Boeing reported at Farnborough yesterday that "two dozen airlines have placed deposits for 200 7E7 aircraft"..

interesting!

tips on the deposits anyone? i know there was a thread that indicated SQ!

QF744


During a presentation at the Farnborough Air Show, Mike Bair, senior vice president for the Boeing 7E7 program, outlined extensive progress on the plane's configuration, performance, and technologies, including the use of composite materials.
"We are on track with meeting our program commitments, and the airlines
know this airplane is designed to meet the needs of our customers and
their customers for many, many years to come," Bair said.
The strongest validation of the 7E7 is the exceptional response from the
world's airlines. Along with the 62 announced orders from four carriers
- including a record launch order from ANA - Boeing has deposits from
about two dozen airlines for nearly 200 aircraft.

"Essentially, the first two years of production are 100 percent
committed, and delivery slots for the third year are 80 percent
committed," Bair said.
The 7E7 will be made primarily of the same composite materials that
Boeing uses on the tail of its 777 airliner. Boeing has extensive
composite experience, and is the world's largest producer of graphite
composite structure.
"We continue to find that this material has superior performance in
terms of its strength, durability and reliability," Bair said.
Boeing's efforts have focused on developing the tools and methods that
will make it economical to build much of the plane with the material,
rather than the material itself.
"We're testing several new manufacturing tools as we build full-scale
sections of the airplane," Bair said. "We're seeing the improvements we
needed in manufacturing and are confident of the material decisions
we've made."

Configuration
The 7E7's shape and configuration are to be final by mid-2005.
"The shape of the nose has been pretty much locked in," he said. "It is
very similar to the shape in our concept image."
He noted that the wings also will be very similar to the concept image,
although the tail is still being worked through the configuration
process and will likely change to achieve aerodynamic efficiency.
"Efficiency is our top priority," Bair said. "We're moving toward the
concept design but only when we can also achieve our performance
targets. The final design won't exactly match the concept image, but it
will be very close. We'll know it is a 7E7."

Performance Progress
Bair said that the program is progressing toward achieving its
performance targets.
"We will bring new capabilities to the mid-sized market," Bair said.
"Airlines and passengers will find that the 7E7 meets their needs
because it will allow more direct flights, achieve significant
improvements in fuel usage, and be quieter than other airplanes of
similar size."
He added that cabin improvements have been enthusiastically received.
"From the bigger windows to the wider seats and aisles, we're designing
a flight experience passengers will enjoy," Bair said. He also pointed
out that improvements in cabin altitude and humidity will help 7E7
passengers feel better at the end of their flights.

Technology
Boeing and its partners are working three 7E7 technologies in addition
to the composite materials: engines, aerodynamics, and systems. Progress
on each is on track for anticipated first deliveries in 2008.
Engine makers General Electric and Roll-Royce both have developed
excellent offerings, according to Bair. On the aerodynamics front, Bair
said that testing had verified the accuracy of the computational fluid
dynamics tools used by Boeing.
Bair added that he's convinced the 7E7's advanced electric systems are
on track.
"We have seen outstanding progress," he said. "Prototype testing has
proven the architecture and design will perform as expected, giving us
improved performance, better reliability and easier upgrades."




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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
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I think there all ready is a topic on this but I won't 'scream' at you and say "do a topic search first". It sounds like the B7E7 is going to be a huge success for Boeing and for the airlines that have ordered it like ANA, Air NZ, First Choice and Blue Panaroma and the airlines that will order it in the future. This plane design will be the future design for future aircrafts designs.

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