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Major Assembly Of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner Starts  
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5796 posts, RR: 47
Posted (8 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 8678 times:

It started!!! So cool can't wait for a year from now when the 787 rolls out of B's paint shop!

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060630/sff023.html?.v=58

[Edited 2006-06-30 20:12:05]


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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5796 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 8549 times:

Interesting comments:

To date, 28 airlines have logged 403 orders and commitments

It was 423 but now it looks like they're not counting (I presume) Primaris' non-order order. Can anyone confirm this?

BTW the 787 is no longer a paper airplane as some members on this forum like to think of the 787.

[Edited 2006-06-30 20:38:32]


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7421 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 8464 times:
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Took this yesterday at BFI, across from the MOF. A composite display of the 787 fuselage tube. Give you an idea of what the 787 will look like.



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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5796 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 8419 times:

Yeah I think that was one of the eight test sections that was produced.


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User currently offlineAirMailer From United States of America, joined May 2006, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 8350 times:

NAGOYA, Japan, June 30, 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and its partner Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) today celebrate the start of major assembly for the first 787 Dreamliner. FHI began to assemble the center wing section at its new factory in Handa, Japan, near Nagoya.

"When I look at this piece of structure coming together I know that we are seeing the future of our industry," said Mike Bair, vice president and general manager of the 787 program for Boeing. "We have introduced new materials, new processes, new tools and a new way of working together that is ushering in a new era in commercial aviation."

When it is completed, it will be flown from Japan to Charleston, S.C., where Global Aeronautica will integrate it with other 787 structures before sending it on to Everett, Wash.

Norihisa Matsuo, corporate executive vice president and president of FHI's Aerospace Company, said, "FHI has received extraordinary support from Boeing and other global partners. The start of major assembly is really the result of the effort of the entire team. We are very proud of achieving major assembly start of 787 programs as a milestone as scheduled today."

Scott Strode, vice president of Airplane Development and Production on the 787 program, said, "We at Boeing are so proud to share this day with FHI -- a longtime, valuable partner. You understand our vision and share our commitment to excellence."


User currently offlineNZ8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 8049 times:

The start of the first 787 - and also first for Air New Zealand as launch customer  Smile Great to see!


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12278 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 7919 times:
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Thanks for the picture Jetjack74. Roll on the B787 and NZs first B789

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6318 times:

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 5):
The start of the first 787 - and also first for Air New Zealand as launch customer

Air NZ isn't getting the first model (the 787-8). It will be getting the first stretched aircraft, the 787-9, with delivery due in December 2010.

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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6239 times:

Great to see the 787 Dreamliner taking shape. These must be the first pic of the "yet to be manufactured" airliner.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6096 times:

The link is not working.
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User currently offlineWeb From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5925 times:

So does this mean that the oversized 747s (747-400LCF) have been built? Or is transportation between factories provided by normal-sized aircraft for the time being?


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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5796 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5765 times:

Quoting Web (Reply 10):
So does this mean that the oversized 747s (747-400LCF) have been built? Or is transportation between factories provided by normal-sized aircraft for the time being?

The LCF will be flying in the nest month to 2 months. They won't need it until the 1st quarter of next year when the large pieces of fuselage and wings need to be transported to SC and Everett. Till then they are slowly manufacturing the production partsand putting them together in the local assembly site like Nagoya. They have built all the production facilities and need to install more of the tooling but that's coming on line down the road. There will be a huge change 6 months from now.



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5459 times:

Great tp see this milestone achieved. Cant wait to fly on one!


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 1):
BTW the 787 is no longer a paper airplane as some members on this forum like to think of the 787.

Now all some can wish for is that it becomes a huge paper weight, instead.



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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5385 times:

See also: 787 In Progress - Pics (by Sq212 Jun 27 2006 in Civil Aviation), a lot of excellent articles and picture galleries linked throughout this thread.

User currently offlineBA777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

Curious..

When will this first aircraft be ready for flying? I assume (since it's the first one) that it will take several months, but is it possible that it will be complete before the year is done?



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

Quoting BA777-236 (Reply 15):
When will this first aircraft be ready for flying? I assume (since it's the first one) that it will take several months, but is it possible that it will be complete before the year is done?

First flight is slated for August of 2007, according to most articles, such as http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/275465_japan27.html

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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4965 times:

Quoting BA777-236 (Reply 15):
When will this first aircraft be ready for flying? I assume (since it's the first one) that it will take several months, but is it possible that it will be complete before the year is done?

Not really. The first large pieces aren't scheduled into Seattle till early next year. I would expect rollout about this time next year, maybe a little earlier.



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