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Status Of 747LCF Transporter For 787 Program  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

What is status/progress of the development/production of the 747LCF Transporter for the 787 program?

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21501 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

I assume testing is still set to begin 2006 and "EIS" in late 2007.


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User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

It's still a wonder that no pics have crept out of the Boeing plant yet.

Rob  wave 



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User currently offlineNRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Probably because both aircraft are in Taipei at the EVA Air facility.

User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5744 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

From the following article

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...echnology/2002628489_boeing17.html

The internal study also concludes if Boeing goes ahead with the production increase, a fourth custom-built, large cargo freighter would be needed to transport parts of the 787 around the globe.

Three used 747s have already been commissioned for that role.

The first is being modified in Taiwan; the top of the fuselage behind the cockpit has been taken off, making the jet — for the moment — a top-down convertible.

Soon, a bulbous new top will be added, transforming the jumbo jet into an ungainly supersize freighter for carrying slim-line 787 parts.


We might be seeing pics very soon but it sounds like the mods have started and that the first one should be receiving it's new top very soon.



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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1608 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
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This morning's Seattle Times reports that the first aircraft has started its modification program in Taiwan. The fuselage top has been removed. See here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...echnology/2002628489_boeing17.html

User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
I assume testing is still set to begin 2006 and "EIS" in late 2007.

I thought assembly of the first 787 commences next year, don't the transporters have to be operational before late 2007 for deliveries to commence in 2008?


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21501 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 6):
I thought assembly of the first 787 commences next year, don't the transporters have to be operational before late 2007 for deliveries to commence in 2008?

No. The first 787 parts will be shipped via, well, ship. The LCF will be required for Boeing to ramp up to full production rate, though.

They say the EIS date will be in time for "full scale" 787 production, or something like that.



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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4745 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
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doesn't anyone think its weird that all 3 airframes are from "Chinese" airlines? 2 from CI and 1 from CA and the work is being done in "China" - ok so its the Republic of China-Taiwan.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21501 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 5):
This morning's Seattle Times reports that the first aircraft has started its modification program in Taiwan. The fuselage top has been removed. See here:

What an incredibly straight forward article! No opinions or positive/negative slant I could see. That reporter should be fired immediately.  Wink



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