DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted
Thu Mar 31 2005 02:52:34 UTC (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2602 times:
Quoting COAIAH ( Thread starter): sorry is this sounds stupid, but when will the production of the 787 start
Design freeze must come first, at this point the majority (about 90%) of the airplane will be defined. This will happen in summer of 2005. All major contracts have been awarded.
Some prototype components have already been manufactured. Pictures are on Boeing's website. I assume we will get updates as we did for the 777LR
Production start... 2006
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6013 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted
Thu Mar 31 2005 15:51:03 UTC (10 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
There was speculation that Boeing might change the shape of the vertical stabilsier, giving it a more "normal" look. Any news on this? I hope they don't: the whole aircraft has a dramatic Batplane look.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6395 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted
Thu Mar 31 2005 17:15:42 UTC (10 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2305 times:
I saw a picture in the March issue of Airliner World magazine, it wasn't much but it gave a good idea of what we can look forward to seeing in the next year or so.
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted
Thu Mar 31 2005 17:31:31 UTC (10 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
It's been three months since Boeing built the first test fuselage section. Seven more are planned. Can we expect the second one soon?