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New Continental 777-200 Out Of Factory  
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Posted (7 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 15347 times:

I'm surprised know one else has posted this.

One of the two new 777-200s destined for Continental has been rolled out of the factory.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=363059669&size=o

[Edited 2007-02-22 20:54:42]


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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 15246 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Thread starter):
I'm surprised know one else has posted this.

But that doesn't mean that nobody noticed it  Wink Ln 617 rolled out about two weeks ago, and sat at the flight line for some days before it went into the paint hangar. You can see a picture showing its tail here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/394544726/
Thanks to Matt Cawby for the pictures  Smile
The next one, Ln 625 should be out in a couple of weeks.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21500 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 15199 times:

The charity auction to fly on the delivery flight got ZERO bids, basically because the March Of Dimes set the opening bid too high. $10,000 is just too much to ask as an opening bid. Also, I thought at first it was for 2 people, but it turned out to be for one person, from what I could see. I emailed to clarify, and they didn't respond. I would have bid $5k, and maybe if things got rolling, they could have reached above $10k anyway (not from me, but from someone).


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User currently offlineADXMatt From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 950 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 14861 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Thread starter):
I'm surprised know one else has posted this.

One of the two new 777-200s destined for Continental has been rolled out of the factory.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...ize=o

That is a really cool panoramic shot! Excellent job


User currently offlineFUN2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1035 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 14490 times:

Anyone know the delivery dates for CO 777 #19 and #20?

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 14488 times:

Quoting ADXMatt (Reply 3):
That is a really cool panoramic shot! Excellent job

Yep, also two shots stuck together.



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User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 14491 times:

Nice to see a new CO airplane on the flight line at Paine. It's been quite some time!

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 14485 times:

Quoting A340600 (Reply 5):
Yep, also two shots stuck together.

Hmmm, I count three Wink



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 14486 times:

These new ones will have the F/A bunks above the cabin for rest periods. I wonder which scheduled route will be its inaugural flight.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 14487 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
The charity auction to fly on the delivery flight got ZERO bids, basically because the March Of Dimes set the opening bid too high. $10,000 is just too much to ask as an opening bid.

$10,000 is someone smoking some funny stuff? When UA rolled out the 777 back in 1995 they were offered a special fund raising flight out of DEN for $250. I don't think inflation has been that bad.


User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 13737 times:

What is amazing about the photos is that they show no less than 7 777s parked! Plus the 747 parked down the way. A widebody lover's paradise!

Just in case you don't see the 7th 777, you can just barely see the tail of a 2d Singapore 777 peeking out from behind the Continental 777.

Now that is one busy tarmac.


User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3010 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 13666 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
The charity auction to fly on the delivery flight got ZERO bids, basically because the March Of Dimes set the opening bid too high. $10,000 is just too much to ask as an opening bid. Also, I thought at first it was for 2 people, but it turned out to be for one person, from what I could see. I emailed to clarify, and they didn't respond. I would have bid $5k, and maybe if things got rolling, they could have reached above $10k anyway (not from me, but from someone).

For $10K I want to log some time behind the controls, maybe do a few lazy-8s.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21500 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 13601 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
$10,000 is someone smoking some funny stuff? When UA rolled out the 777 back in 1995 they were offered a special fund raising flight out of DEN for $250. I don't think inflation has been that bad.

The "prize" was an F ticket to either IAH or EWR, then an F ticket from IAH or EWR to SEA, then a car transfer to a hotel, a night in the hotel, a dinner with Boeing and CO execs and guests, a VIP tour of the factory, a BF seat on the 777 as it is delivered to EWR or IAH, sitting near Gordon and some Boeing execs, and then an F ticket back to your city of origin. So it's more than a flight. I could see that being worth $5k for an enthusiast who wants to help a charity, and then bidding might go up.

But still, starting at $10k was a mistake. Had they never run an auction before? I thought all charities participated in auctions and knew how to work them...



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User currently offlineGeorgiabill From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 13446 times:
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Call me crazy but when I clicked on the picture I was looking at a Kenya Airways 777. I may need new glasses, but definately not Continental!. But good news to see CO adding additional 772'S!!!!

User currently offlineSpruceMoose From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 13417 times:

Quoting Georgiabill (Reply 13):
Call me crazy but when I clicked on the picture I was looking at a Kenya Airways 777. I may need new glasses, but definately not Continental!. But good news to see CO adding additional 772'S!!!!

Scroll to the right. It's a very wide image.

-SpruceMoose



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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3010 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 13419 times:

Quoting Georgiabill (Reply 13):
Call me crazy but when I clicked on the picture I was looking at a Kenya Airways 777. I may need new glasses, but definately not Continental!. But good news to see CO adding additional 772'S!!!!

Scroll right. There are a total of 8 777 tails in the picture that I counted, and 1 Jade 744F



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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 13151 times:

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 10):
What is amazing about the photos is that they show no less than 7 777s parked! Plus the 747 parked down the way. A widebody lover's paradise!

And there should be some more jets (77Ws) outside the paint hangar. Think about how that flight line will look before the first 787 is delivered (Boeing will produce ~20 787s, if not more, that will be ready for delivery when the 787 is certified!)


User currently offlineGreenIsle From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 13127 times:

Off the point but...

Could anyone tell me why the link on the original post is blocked as "being inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates."

Oh,
"barely see the tail of a 2d Singapore 777 peeking out from behind the Continental 777"

Say no more, that sounds explicit  Smile


User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 13018 times:

Quoting GreenIsle (Reply 17):
Could anyone tell me why the link on the original post is blocked as "being inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates."

I believe Flickr is banned in a few countries due to their beliefs.


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 12992 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 12):
The "prize" was an F ticket to either IAH or EWR, then an F ticket from IAH or EWR to SEA, then a car transfer to a hotel, a night in the hotel, a dinner with Boeing and CO execs and guests, a VIP tour of the factory, a BF seat on the 777 as it is delivered to EWR or IAH, sitting near Gordon and some Boeing execs, and then an F ticket back to your city of origin. So it's more than a flight. I could see that being worth $5k for an enthusiast who wants to help a charity, and then bidding might go up.

Hell -- when you put it that way, and for charity even I might have been willing to part with $5k -- maybe even $7500 if I you get to keep the OnePass miles (for the scheduled flights, at least).

I don't remember seeing/hearing/reading anything about an auction, anyway, so...

Lincoln



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User currently offlineManny From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 12908 times:

Quoting Brons2 (Reply 15):
There are a total of 8 777 tails in the picture that I counted, and 1 Jade 744F

One of the A/C looks like its a KC-767 and not a B777


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3052 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 12666 times:

This photo really lets us see the large stretch the 77W (SQ) has over the 772 (CO). Nice to see all these widebodies. Anybody know who the unpainted planes are for?

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10711 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 21):
Anybody know who the unpainted planes are for?

Unpainted ones? The grey ones to the right? If its those two you're thinking about: that's a KC767s for ITAF and probably the 762 that was built as a demonstrator for the KC767 for the USAF.


User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10617 times:

Quoting GreenIsle (Reply 17):
Say no more, that sounds explicit

Now that's hilarious!  hyper 


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10596 times:

For those curious, the new 777s (ships 19 and 20) will have 50 seats in Business/First (235 in Y/C still), AVOD and crew bunks (as noted before).

All other 777s will be retrofitted about every 45-50 days.



You can't cure stupid
25 CF188A : who has the largest quantity of777s? Emirates?
26 RobK : Left to right in the pic : 5Y-KYZ KQA 772ER (now delivered) F-GSQT AFR B773ER N77019 COA B772ER 9V-SWI SIA B773ER (tip of tail visible) 9V-SWH SIA B77
27 Jeffry747 : Just above the unpainted 767's is what looks to be an old Convair twin prop. Why would one of those be there?
28 KBFIspotter : That is used by Honeywell as a flying avionics testbed... IIRC, it is a CV580. I believe a certian a.netter works for them up here, so that person mi
29 Viscount724 : PAE has a lot of aircraft service, maintenance and overhaul facilities unrelated to Boeing. That photo was taken with a powerful telephoto lens so th
30 LY4XELD : And don't forget the aircraft that are in the paint hangars. There are usually at least 2 being painted at a time - those hangars are always in use.
31 Post contains images RootsAir : Mkes me laugh how CO 777 rolling out of a factory is the most read thread... if it was lets say TAAG angola, I 'm sure this thread would only have lik
32 Kappel : Right now SQ has the largest 777 fleet. But if you also add outstanding (firm) orders to that, EK has them beat. So EK will have the largest 777 flee
33 Ikramerica : I like the tail on the PIA 777. Makes me laugh how you are wrong. It isn't the most read thread by any means, and I've see threads re: other companies
34 Jfk777 : Continental ordered these twin 777 when they introduced servcie to Peking and Dehli a couple years back. They will start life across the pond, most li
35 Post contains images Ikramerica : I emailed the March of Dimes (the charity involved) about the auction price being too high before it was even over, and said I would bid $5k if the p
36 Thebry : Well stated, Ikramerica... Continental is definitely a "comeback kid" if you ask me. From bankruptcy to the brink of ruin (even relegated to "low cos
37 Boeing764 : Anybody know when Air Canada will take delivery of the first 777, and what route it will commence service on?
38 Lincoln : Where pray tell can I find this auction? Is it an eBay thing?
39 Ikramerica : yes, though even though they said they are rerunning it, I can't find it on eBay... there is a thread about buying a seat on a delivery flight with t
40 Post contains links Squad55 : Here it is http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230096473744
41 Squad55 : and to clarify it is for two people.
42 777gk : A former colleague just pointed out that the reg of the new ship is (or will be) N77019, which also happens to be Houston's ZIP code (77019). Kudos to
43 IAH777 : Sort of. It is one Houston zip code. One of over 100. And CO HQ on Smith St is in 77002. EDIT: to be more tactful/less abrasive[Edited 2007-03-03 07:
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