DavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5706 times:
I cannot wait to see the first plane come together. I often wonder what it must be like to screw together the first pieces on an aircraft. Most likely the shell is assembled then the interior work begins.
JayinKitsap From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5641 times:
The -9 had its MTOW increased at the time of the QF order, with that the wing span was increased this 6 feet. B has indicated that the -10 is anticipated to have the same wing span and MTOW as the -9. This will mean the -10 will have a reduced range by about 1,000 nm compared to the -9. But it also means it will have a wicked CASM.
I think the -10 is almost a sure thing as it uses the same engines, wings, gear, etc as the -9. It would be nice to see a future HGW version but the -10 as discussed I would expect to be a big hit with the current oil prices.
HZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1942 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3558 times:
How is the composite skin being made? I saw a documentary on the stealth fighter, where the thin layer composite skins were pressed to make the skin of the stealth. Is it similiar for the 787? So cool - always good to see a completely innovative aircraft come together.