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Special Dreamliner Announcement Tomorrow (3Apr07)  
User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 19
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 30236 times:

Just out on Bloomberg. 10:00AM in Seattle.

What could it be? A delay? An order? Upping the production rate?

"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
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User currently offlineORDPIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 30221 times:

order or upping the production rate seem most likely, any sort of a delay would normally be released on a friday as to mitigate its effect on stock price. The relaese talks about a photo op so perhaps they are showing off a new piece of the frame

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User currently offlineBadge From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 30105 times:

That they broke the 500 mark

User currently offlineSquad55 From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 30068 times:

And if it was a delay, it wouldn't be a "special' announcement.....

User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 30043 times:

Official announcement of 787-10?

User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 7560 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 29994 times:

Maybe they've already assembled the first one and kept it secret (OK, April fools was yesterday...)
 Big grin

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User currently offlineImapilotaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 30002 times:

My money is on 787-10 and order for 787-10. They wouldnt have a photo op with "AA's Top Execs" for a big order, they would do a press conference in DFW, not in Everrett. You'd have a photo op with a mockup of the 787-10 and Bair.

User currently offlineCJAContinental From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 29931 times:

Quoting ORDPIA (Reply 1):
The relaese talks about a photo op so perhaps they are showing off a new piece of the frame


Quoting Badge (Reply 2):
That they broke the 500 mark


Quoting Squad55 (Reply 3):
Official announcement of 787-10

Quoting Imapilotaz (Reply 6):
My money is on 787-10 and order for 787-10


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User currently offlineSirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 29903 times:

$20 on the 500 mark. I still expect the -10 at Paris in June, rollout in July, first flight in August.

User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3565 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 29880 times:

Quoting Thorny (Reply 4):
Official announcement of 787-10?

Somehow I think Boeing would attempt to drum up more rumours about that- like leaking potential customers etc. They've been quite quiet recently.

I suspect they have a new customer that is breaing the 500 mark and have reached another landmark in the production process such as joining two barells together or something!!!


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 34067 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 29778 times:
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Have the Dreamlifters moved anything from Spirit, yet? If so, I imagine it will be #001's fuselage (or a good portion of it) along with an announcement of the 500th confirmed order.

I too do not believe the 787-10 will be launched until Paris - though only if they have a nice orderbook - to counter QR's large A350XWB order.

User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3435 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 29720 times:
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They're going to ditch the 744BCF in favour of Fed-Ex's cancelled A380F order to haul components around.

Oh, sorry, has April 1st passed already .....?  stirthepot 

Shamu  wink 

So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 29682 times:

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 5):

Or, they have already test flown one out of Dreamland, Area 51, and are ready to fly it into Paine Field.
After all, we have the Dreamliner and now the Dreamlifter.........so lets keep on dreaming big things.

User currently offlineCJAContinental From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 29662 times:

3 hours ago, but this could well have something to do with tommorows announcement:


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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3435 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 29634 times:
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Quoting BOE773 (Reply 12):
Or, they have already test flown one out of Dreamland, Area 51, and are ready to fly it into Paine Field.
After all, we have the Dreamliner and now the Dreamlifter.........so lets keep on dreaming big things.

For some on here, that might result in a wetDream, and not necessarily from a big thing !!!  mischievous   rotfl 

Ok, I'll get my coat..................  shy 


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User currently offlineSebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1697 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 29558 times:

I'll bet on upping the production rate and here's why: Air Canada has a big 787 order in already, 14 firm, 46 options, first deliveries in 2010, but it has been agitating for earlier deliveries and plans to convert options to firm orders. I was told on the weekend at the 777-300ER delivery event in Montreal that the airline would have some significant news this week, "as early as Monday". Okay, nothing today so tomorrow still fits the profile. I assumed that whatever news they were going to announce, it wasn't entirely within their control. So just for kicks, I will assume it has to do with higher production rates, enabling AC to get some deliveries in 2009, coupled with AC casting light on converting options to orders.

User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 29441 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 10):
Have the Dreamlifters moved anything from Spirit, yet?

No, no major parts. Both LCFs have been sitting still for the last weeks, LCF#2 at Wichita, and I believe that LCF#1 is at Everett.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 29150 times:

Quoting Thorny (Reply 4):
Official announcement of 787-10?

I hope so, all combined with a launch order by LH and EKBig grin

If not, then it's likely the announcement of breaking the 500 mark.

User currently offlineRJ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2055 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 28952 times:

Maybe DL, AA, and/or UA are placing an order!

User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 28526 times:

Quoting RJ777 (Reply 18):
Maybe DL, AA, and/or UA are placing an order!

Ha i wish! probably broke the 500 mark, or something to do with an order. io still see the -10 annoucement at the paris airshow, then rollout and first flight as scheduled.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22176 posts, RR: 59
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 28138 times:

Quoting CJAContinental (Reply 13):
3 hours ago, but this could well have something to do with tommorows announcement:

I'm sure it will be mentioned tomorrow.

Quoting Badge (Reply 2):
That they broke the 500 mark

Probably that combined with...

Quoting RJ777 (Reply 18):
Maybe DL, AA, and/or UA are placing an order!

An order from AA.

The reason they had UFO 787s (15) before was they only solidified the first 15. Expect that to be more like 30 or 35 at the announcement, plus options and purchase rights of the scope of the QF order. 787-8s would be my guess, since they have a big fleet of 763 and A300, which are similar sized.

The above is a complete guess on my part, but seems timely when combined with the 738 announcement (787s "confirmed" but no order that that time).

787-10 is a Paris Airshow thing, and AA may very well take those, too, but they can announce that at any time in the future based on their options. They do not want to be a launch customer for the 787-10. 787-10 would begin replacing 777s and they don't need to start doing that until 2015, and work for AA in that regard as they would be slightly larger. The more pressing issue for AA is replacing the 762/763 and A300. 787-10 in 3 class will have about the same seats as 787-8 in 2 class, similar to how they A300 and 777 work for AA now...

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User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1806 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 27940 times:

Quoting Sebring (Reply 15):
I'll bet on upping the production rate

Why would Boeing schedule a photo op for an announcement related to an increased production rate?

It's gotta be a new version of the airplane or a large order. I don't think assembling a few parts of the plane would warrant a press conference at this point. We've seen bits and pieces of the plane in various stages of construction so that can't be big news.

And who is Bair? What sort of announcement would a Vice President such as him be making? Would he be announcing a new order? What sort of conferences has he participated in, in the past?

User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 27782 times:

how about an order from usairways for 20 787's scheduled for delivery in 2011. you never know.

User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 3087 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 27737 times:

Probably announcing that they've decided against the whole composite barrel idea and are going with Al-Li  Wink

But seriously, maybe the recently rumoured VS order? SRB likes splashy events, thus a press conference/photo op?
Just a W.A.G.

User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2291 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 27314 times:

There was some other chat here about 787-8HGW, maybe for QF? Is that possible, or total pipe dream?

25 11Bravo : I'll bet this is some sort of industrial production announcement as opposed to an order, perhaps the formal end of the Development and Pre-production
26 Post contains images BoeingFever777 : A photo op for what? A balance sheet showing 500 orders? How do you photo an announcement? Aside from a few press pics. Again they are scheduling a p
27 Post contains links DEVILFISH : Could it be related to this?..... http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-787s-as-it-revises-737-order.html
28 FlyDreamliner : It should be noted it states that the special announcement and photo op will be in a lobby, so I don't think it's to show off parts. The question, how
29 Alexchao : If Boeing were to announce a new 787 derivative, I expect them to announce it in Puget Sound. I don't see why they would announce it at Boeing Corpor
30 Post contains images Stitch : Well whatever airline puts the 787 over 500 might want to trumpet that fact - especially if it is a new customer (like VS or AA) - so doing it at PAE
31 RJ777 : Then why did they just order 777-200LR's?
32 SixtySeven : So Sebring. You let me hang???? I have been praying for such a thing. I promised an "announcement", none came. Give a brother some love. Best, Sixty
33 JFKPurser : I bet it's an AA 787 order. And a second 787 production line at Long Beach.
34 KFLLCFII : This will be 10:00am Pacific Time, I presume?
35 Ebs757 : Im guessing an airline put them over the 500 mark...can't wait to here the news (American cough cough) I hope
36 Post contains links BoeingFever777 : DL did not order the 772LR. This is a conversion of an existing orders placed in the late 90's for (13) 772ER's. This is not a NEW order but merely a
37 Post contains images MCIGuy : QF converts options for 7810.(?) ...or, could it be 788ER already, again for QF?[Edited 2007-04-03 07:31:13]
38 Alexchao : A second 787 final assembly in Long Beach would be very interesting.
39 Gunsontheroof : How many times does this suggestion need to be shot down before it goes away? Let's try this again... BOEING HAS SOLD THE LONG BEACH PLANT TO A COMME
40 PyroGX41487 : True, Alexchao, but it would be somewhat difficult to get the 747LCFs into LGB, I'd imagine...
41 Post contains links N1786b : With all due respect, if you are asking these questions, you obviously have not been paying attention to the ENTIRE 787 program. Let me put it this w
42 Ikramerica : Good point. Didn't Randy retire on Saturday? Or is it April 30th... Then again it wouldn't be a Dreamliner announcement.
43 N1786b : IMO it is when the VP involved in the program from the very beginning leaves and a successor is named. Smart money is on the 500 sales milestone thou
44 SEPilot : As I have pointed out on other threads, Boeing has announced that they expect to produce a completed 787 in 3 days. That translates to 28 per month w
45 Zvezda : In theory, yes. In practice, it would be tough to exceed 20 per month with the one line even if all the suppliers could keep up. However, 20 per mont
46 ArniePie : Since it seems to be involving a photo, what about a totally new house livery? The one they have now is also used on some commercial airliners and wit
47 SEPilot : This is probably true; however, Boeing has done tough things before, and I wouldn't bet against their being able to do it. But since the suppliers se
48 Lumberton : Could Boeing be using a little "operational deception" here, under the guise of the 787 program, and launch the 737 RS?
49 Flyabunch : Since several people have mentioned Virgin, does anyone know where SRB is right now? He is such a public figure, I would guess that his whereabouts wo
50 Lokey123 : maybe it's the announcement of the NA and Asia Goldcare providers????
51 Post contains images N1786b : Now that is a great guess - n1786b
52 Justloveplanes : I am guessing it is the first pictures of joined fuselage barrels. Late March/Early April was the target date IIRC and they are showing the world that
53 Keesje : Are there airlines that contracted the Goldcare program? Maybe it will be a combination of good progress and challenges picked up in an excellent way
54 KC135TopBoom : It cannot be DL. They cannot order new airplanes until they exit BK, around the end of this month. No, US is stuck in Airbus's hip pocket. Airbus gav
55 Lokey123 : As of a few weeks ago, no one had signed up for the program...maybe they've snagged a few airlines. As good a guess as i could come up with.
56 PEET7G : When is this event in Central European time? Due anytime now isn't it?
57 Post contains images SEPilot : This is the most likely from all the options posted, IMHO.
58 DeltaDC9 : Can we just put that one to bed.....along with any new business in CA....please?
59 Mptpa : Since everyone is taking and making guesses, I will throw my 2cents in here. High probability: - Show the mating of major components - Announce they h
60 FriendlySkies : Aren't the wings still in Japan? And the fuselage in Kansas and Charleston?
61 Lumberton : If this is why they called a press conference and a photo op, then they will likely disappoint a whole lot of media types IMO! While great news for a
62 Zvezda : Already purchased and, I believe, undergoing conversion now.
63 Post contains images Revelation : Maybe VLA Fever has spead from Toulouse and they are announcing they've purchased the rights to manufacture the Spruce Goose?
64 LY4XELD : 3 hours until the annoucnement. GMT is 8 hours ahead of Seattle.
65 Zvezda : GMT is 7 hours ahead of Seattle with summer savings time.
66 SunriseValley : These are already in development for the 787-9 which I would expect to be about 20000lb MTOW heavier than any 787-8HGW
67 Zvezda : If the objective is to fly the Kangeroo Route nonstop in both directions year-round, then it looks to me like a 787-8ER would need a MTOW of about 54
68 Sinlock : I'm sorry but your wrong. The Airbus loan was paid off over a year ago. US Airways has stated many times on the employee site that the A350 order is
69 Lumberton : Wasn't a Saudi 747, with attending 757, reported as being in Seattle recently? Are these aircraft still there? Could this be an announcement of a larg
70 DeltaAVL : Probably not, especially since they just painted the LCFs in the current house livery. That's one of their last priorities at the moment.
71 Post contains images BCAInfoSys : Yes. I was the one who reported this on A.net. I spoke with several people later and was told the 757 was equipped with beds and was used for medical
72 EI321 : If there is a photo op I suspect that a scale model is involved. 787-10 maybe. The sooner thay get it launched the better the programme will look agai
73 N1786b : From the advisory: WHAT: 787 Dreamliner Special Announcement Mike Bair announcement, short Q&A, photo opportunity WHO: Mike Bair, 787 vice president
74 Post contains images Clickhappy : Well, it does not have anything to do with parts, or assembly. Boeing is excited, people are tight lipped but whatever the news is it has never happen
75 DfwRevolution : The LCF have not (and will not) be painted in the Dreamliner house livery. Pictures of the LCF paint are readily available in the photo section. It's
76 Post contains images Stitch : I work across the street from PAE, but at 10am I will be in the middle of a presentation by Hewlett-Packard in Bellevue so I'll know after most of you
77 EI321 : They should at least do one in the livery.
78 BlueSky1976 : Could it be EK order for 100 787-10s?? I know Clark said it's not happening until next year, but stranger things happened... If Boeing is indeed exci
79 EI321 : I doubt it, for that very reason. I would imagine Orly would be the best place to launch the -10. If its not a '500 mark' announcement, its probably
80 Lumberton : Unless EK feels driven to get production slots, wouldn't they wait until their own airs how in Dubai this November? Also, that would take some levera
81 AA1818 : Why do you say that it has never happened before?? My local time is GMT -5 so i'm 2 hours ahead of Pacific time. That means 20 minutes till the annou
82 Sebring : Any large order of aircraft - including the launch of a significant derivative - likely would have been made in conjunction with the carrier, in its h
83 Searpqx : Just to set the record straight - it is currently 8:43AM in Seattle - 1:17 to go
84 Post contains images ArniePie : Last minute gamble but could it have anything to do with the tanker contract iso civil aviation? Like the decision to use the 787 iso 767? Really gues
85 Post contains images Lumberton : If I were king, it would be an invitation to the 787 roll out!
86 AirTran717 : Agreed. I love how so many people create their own models to suit what they want to see happen instead of actually analyzing the market needs. Maybe
87 AirTran717 : Oh Good friggin grief people!!!!! Don't you all have anything better to do than sit here and stir the pot? My advice: Hold your panties on and just wa
88 OA260 : Ok i was a bit confused so that makes the announcement :: 6PM DUBLIN/LONDON TIME 7PM PARIS/ROME TIME 8PM ATHENS/ISTANBUL TIME As soon as its announce
89 Post contains images ArniePie : No, no we haven't
90 Post contains images XJRamper : While I tend to agree with this statement, this is an aviation rumor board. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. And if it drives you nuts, go to the
91 SEPilot : Hey, don't be a spoilsport! If you don't like it go to another thread. Are you trying to spoil our fun?
92 AeroWesty : Nearly zero chance that this will be carried live on something like CNN. CNBC will probably carry the story if it has an opportunity for shareholder
93 Lumberton : If you look at the number of times this thread has been viewed, you'll have your answer....
94 Asuflyer05 : Could it be they broke the 500 mark with an order from US?
95 AirTran717 : I think it's this. I think it's that. But what if that happens. Well, let me ask this. In my opinion, they'll do this. Where does it end? No I'm not
96 Pizzaandplanes : Wasn't there a similar huge announcement back in May 2005? Perhaps this announcement will be similar...
97 Post contains images ArniePie : You got me all confused now, is it going to be this or that ?
98 Post contains links Yellowstone : Is this the announcement? If so, it's a bit of a letdown. Boeing Will Install Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag on Japan Airlines' New 777s SEATTLE, April
99 AA757200 : Pretty sure that is not it, since the announcement is about the Dreamliner..
100 BoeingBus : This is supposed to be a 787 announcement and not a 777 Flight bag... so no, this cant be it... cheers
101 Pygmalion : In seventeen minutes I'll walk out to the Atrium and find out. No decent rumours internally yet either. I'll let you know what I find out.
102 Post contains images Scbriml : The thread title says it's a 787 announcement. Your quoted release doesn't even mention the 787.    [edit] Waaay too slow![Edited 2007-04-03 18:48:
103 JayinKitsap : Is there any website with this broadcast live? Alt is local radio but I am not sure.
104 Pygmalion : its 500 aircraft with an order from JAL. ( actually 514 orders and 43 customers)
105 OA260 : Oh ok is there a link to an official press release??? Good news for Boeing and the 787.
106 FriendlySkies : I'm guessing that's what the 15 UFOs were?
107 Post contains images KC135TopBoom : Congrads to Boeing, and the B-787 program. 500+ orders before the first one is assembled.
108 Post contains images GothamSpotter : Oh. Ho hum. Was the photo op a model in JAL livery?
109 Post contains links Mptpa : Here is the link from Yahoo. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070403/sftu075.html?.v=91
110 Post contains links Jimyvr : http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070403/sftu075.html?.v=91
111 Post contains images KFLLCFII : And it's only a follow-on order, not a new customer...
112 BoeingBus : I'll say it will hit over 600 at the Paris Show... amazing feat!
113 Mham001 : Speak for yourself. I enjoy the speculation.
114 JAAlbert : I guess, thanks to the 787, we're getting used to the previously unheard of sight of an enormous pre-assembly jet airline order book!
115 Post contains images Astuteman : Sorry my friends. This is Boring?................. Although I spend most of my time on here singing the Airbus hymn, this is an extraordinary achieve
116 Jimyvr : If only AA place a big order by that time
117 Rheinbote : IIRC, Boeing announced in the March 19 program update webcast that the next announcement would be made April 3rd, so it must have been known by then.
118 DEVILFISH : More exciting would be a ride on the first flight! For all the speculations, only in Reply 98 did the name of Japan Air Lines come up.
119 Mptpa : Except the above response reference had NOTHING close to what the real news conference was all about. Only common denominator was JAL getting EFB for
120 Yellowstone : I can't wait to see what the pre-assembly order number will be for the 737RS. 500 is a huge number of airplanes, and that's for a widebody type...
121 Norcal773 : 500 orders for a plane that hasn't even seen daylight! WOOW
122 Mptpa : You would think Being and their partners have reached the breakeven point at this number.... Say the dev cost is 10B, and the rest of the frames cost
123 LTBEWR : That may be one reason for the big show on this 500 frames 787 announcement. That JAL, one of Boeing's best customers, placing a significant large or
124 Ultrapig : Previously airline manufacturers would amortize research and development over the first 400 frames. I am told that is no longer the case.
125 AirFrnt : Actually, the announced break even for wide bodies, at least for the last 20 years, has been 200. The L-1011, DC-10, 744, 757/767, 330/340,380 have a
126 DEVILFISH : That was already made very clear in Reply 102 which I quoted, and neither did I suggest that the other poster guessed about JAL making the add-on ord
127 Post contains links LTU932 : http://boeingmedia.com/imageDetail.cfm?id=14802&clr=release Check out the special 500th Dreamliner sticker next to the Unicef one.
128 Post contains images SEPilot : They won't need a second line until they want to build more than 28 per month. That's what they can build on one line if they acheive their target of
129 Post contains images Zvezda : There will be only two test pilots on the first flight. I've twice been on acceptance test flights and I would not want to be on the first flight of
130 MCIGuy : Yeah, my guess is they've been into pure profit for a while now, once they deliver the frames. Wouldn't that require a huge outlay by the subcontract
131 Post contains links Lumberton : According to the Wikipedia entry on 787 orders, there were 32 UFOs before today's announcement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_787_orders
132 Post contains images 777ER : EXCELLENT, way to go Boeing and JAL . Roll on the next 500
133 Post contains images HughesAirwest : Hello all. I took an Everett plant tour last week and I, along with the rest of the group, was told that 3 Apr 07 Boeing will beginning assembly of th
134 2wingtips : And before today wasn't it 39 customers for 491 frames? We know existing customer JAL has gone for 5 more 788s making it 496. So, it appears there ar
135 Post contains images DEVILFISH : Heh, heh - I'm at that age when excitements are few and far in between. For my liking.
136 Post contains images MCIGuy : Not to mention, the cockpit seats will be the only ones on the aircraft. The passenger cabin will be full of computers and test equipment. The initia
137 Ikramerica : Whether it's 50 for 3 or 50 for 4 customers, that means at least 2 sizable UFO orders. The only airlines that would make sizable orders UFO like that
138 Post contains links Aileron11 : I saw this on boeing web sight, they broke the 500 mark, maybe this is the special Announcement. check this link out http://www.boeing.com/commercial/
139 Post contains images MCIGuy : Yep, first reported in reply 104. 514 total firm orders with ANA ordering 5 more. The question is now, who are the 4 additional customers and how may
140 AA1818 : Actually it was JAL!! AA1818
141 Post contains images BWIA 772 : Congrats to Boeing. Not to long after that came out I called my friend who is a big airbus fan to gloat Shouldn't the 787 be close to or already pass
142 Post contains images MCIGuy : Oops, yeah, I don't know why I was thinking ANA.
143 Post contains links Sangas : http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...ospace/2003649237_webboeing03.html Is this considering Boeing programs exclusively or does it cover all OEMs?
144 HighFlyer9790 : is there any other aircraft that reached 500+ orders before even taking flight? the 787 will be an amazind aircraft!
145 Post contains links Sangas : http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/310128_air04.html
146 Kbdude : 224 additional firm orders in the next 13 months prior to May '08 EIS.... with EK, BA, AA, & maybe UA, LH likely ordering in that timeframe... 738 fi
147 Stitch : I find myself in general agreement. A strong test flight program would open the floodgates for the 787-9 and 787-10 and should be worth another 250 b
148 Post contains links and images Sangas : Here's an interesting graphic from Randy's most recent blog entry: http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archives/2007/04/the_500.html
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