777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12691 posts, RR: 17 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4269 times:
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Air New Zealand engineers are going to play a key role in the future development of one of the world's most controversial commercial aircraft. Concerns have been raied at how easy it could be to damange part of the new B7E7 due to the carbon fibre composite that will be used in its design. Air New Zealand has been asked to help investagate ways to repair any damage.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10321 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4030 times:
All potential airlines play a role in defining the (final technical) specifications of the 7E7, just like how Boeing worked closely with other potential airlines for the 777 right from the start. It's not uncommon the last few years that aircraft manufacturers work very closely with airlines from the starting phase of an aircraft's design.
Anyway, good luck to the Air NZ engineers on their work on the 7E7