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Boeing Unveils 787 Timetable  
User currently offlineLostturttle From Bermuda, joined Dec 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15297 times:

"Boeing has said it will start building its first 787 Dreamliner in the next three months and the first test flight should follow at the end of August."

http://euronews.net/index.php?page=eco&article=410483&lng=1



Boeing to begin 787 assembly
Assembly to begin in Q2, with test flight by August.

http://origin.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5379923

Looks like Boeing are still on track, I am looking forward to seeing pictures of the fuselage assembled!

[Edited 2007-03-11 14:15:54]

[Edited 2007-03-11 14:25:47]

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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6962 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15286 times:

Anyone know how far advanced the Trent 1000 is? That's the engine that'll take the 787 up for the first time.

User currently offlineLostturttle From Bermuda, joined Dec 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15229 times:

Certification is expected later this year.............(July?)

http://www.prdomain.com/companies/R/...oyce/newsreleases/200721739120.htm

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 selected for Boeing 787 corporate jet

"The Trent 1000 development programme is progressing well and providing excellent results throughout testing. The engine is on schedule to certify later this year, ahead of powering the first flight of the 787."

And from Rolls-Royce

"Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the first test bed run of its Trent 1000 engine, being developed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The engine ran exactly to schedule against the date of 14 February set almost three years earlier."

http://www.rolls-royce.com/media/showPR.jsp?PR_ID=40302


Also first flight will be on Rolls-Royce's own testbed 747 scheduled for February 2007 (still looking to see if this happened)

[Edited 2007-03-11 14:31:55]

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15009 times:

Quoting Lostturttle (Reply 2):
Also first flight will be on Rolls-Royce's own testbed 747 scheduled for February 2007 (still looking to see if this happened)

Been trying to find this out, too. Any news?



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User currently offlineGlideslope From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13740 times:

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 3):
Been trying to find this out, too. Any news?

Yes. It's been flown. There was a post a few weeks ago with the 1000 on the 747 during climb out.



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User currently offlineThebry From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13615 times:
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Quoting Glideslope (Reply 4):
Quoting Lumberton (Reply 3):Been trying to find this out, too. Any news?
Yes. It's been flown. There was a post a few weeks ago with the 1000 on the 747 during climb out.

I thought that was the GEnx. A couple of weeks ago (maybe more) FI had pictures of the GE 747 testbed flying out of Victorville, CA with a GEnx engine attached.


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3307 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13536 times:

Quoting Glideslope (Reply 4):
There was a post a few weeks ago with the 1000 on the 747 during climb out.



Quoting Thebry (Reply 5):
I thought that was the GEnx. A couple of weeks ago (maybe more) FI had pictures of the GE 747 testbed flying out of Victorville, CA with a GEnx engine attached.

Picture: General Electric’s GEnx-1B engine for the Boeing 787 makes first flight on 747 testbed







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User currently offlineLostturttle From Bermuda, joined Dec 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13490 times:

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 3):

Been trying to find this out, too. Any news?

Finally found something..............though it is the GEnx not the trent..............

From the Seattle Post-Intelegencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/304815_dreamliner23.html


"787 engine performs well in first test flight
Initial step toward certifying design

With the first flight of The Boeing Co.'s 787 only about six months away, the new General Electric engine that will power the Dreamliner made its first flight Thursday -- on the wing of a 747.

"The engine performed extremely well, and we look forward to gaining additional valuable information on the engine's capabilities from flight testing," Tom Brisken, general manager of the GEnx program, said in a statement. "Today's flight puts us another step closer to certification later this year on the GEnx-1B engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner."

The engine is being tested on what's known as a "flying test bed," in this case a modified 747.

Flying out of Victorville, Calif., the 747 climbed to more than 43,000 feet during the initial three-hour engine test.

Over the next three months, General Electric plans about three flights per week as part of the test program leading to engine certification.

Rolls-Royce is also developing an engine for the 787."


Looks like GE not only have more orders than Rolls-Royce but are a little ahead in testing as well.

edit to say "you beat me to it!"

Quoting Glideslope (Reply 4):
Quoting Lumberton (Reply 3):Been trying to find this out, too. Any news?
Yes. It's been flown. There was a post a few weeks ago with the 1000 on the 747 during climb out.

I thought that was the GEnx. A couple of weeks ago (maybe more) FI had pictures of the GE 747 testbed flying out of Victorville, CA with a GEnx engine attached.

[Edited 2007-03-11 20:53:01]

User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 10925 times:

with first flight in july do you think there is a chance that Boeing will bring the 787 to the Asian Aerospace show in Hong Kong as a little gift to the 60 orders from Chinese Customers?

I mean Airbus brought the a380 to Asian Aerospace in 2006 any possibilities?

-thanks



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User currently offlinePyroGX41487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 10492 times:

Man... I can't wait until this bird gets off the ground =)

Ben


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6962 posts, RR: 63
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8999 times:

Quoting CaptainTim (Reply 8):
with first flight in july do you think there is a chance that Boeing will bring the 787 to the Asian Aerospace show in Hong Kong as a little gift to the 60 orders from Chinese Customers?

57 actually. Three orders were converted to 737s.


User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8419 times:

Has the GEnx officially gained majority of the 787 engine orders? (not that it matters, I love RR too!)


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3307 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8216 times:

Quoting EA772LR (Reply 11):
Has the GEnx officially gained majority of the 787 engine orders?

Per the Orders & Deliveries page, all orders with a confirmed engine supplier are as follows (if I counted correctly):

GE: 220
RR: 121
Unannounced: 123

Total Orders: 464, as of March 6th.

(edited to add effective date)

[Edited 2007-03-12 03:33:36]


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31263 posts, RR: 85
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8039 times:
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Large article today on CFRP and the 787 in the Seattle Times - http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...chnology/2003612251_boeing111.html

User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

Wow those 787 engines are actually huge. Okless than GE 90 but more than anyone on the 747 family. i thought the trent 1000 would somehow be the size of a 767 engine such as the PW4050.
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User currently offlineAirMailer From United States of America, joined May 2006, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 13):
Large article today on CFRP and the 787 in the Seattle Times - http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm....html

Great Article and Assembly Map.  Smile
Thanks for the link!


User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

A bit off topic but I found this very interesting. Why does the 747-8I need bleed air when the 787 does not?

The GEnx began ground testing in March 2006, with engine certification scheduled for September.This same GE engine will be used to power Boeing's 747-8, which is now in development. But that engine will be changed slightly because the 747 needs bleed air.



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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 21):
Why does the 747-8I need bleed air when the 787 does not?

Making the 748 into an electrical plane like the 787 would require a major redesign of several parts in the fuselage, wings and especially the aircraft systems, in other words, it would be very, very expensive.


User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Quote:
Boeing plans to unveil the first completed 787 Dreamliner in July. The selected date: 7-8-07.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...chnology/2003612251_boeing111.html

There was a thread about this article earlier, but the mods deleted it.


User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Fine, so roll-out is July 8, first flight is August 27.

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