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777 #1 Sold To Cathay Pacific  
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2541 times:


from yahoo: http://biz.yahoo.com/apf/001204/first_777.html

Monday December 4, 5:54 pm Eastern Time
Boeing Sells First 777 Off the Line
SEATTLE (AP) -- At long last, the first Boeing 777 has been sold.

The first one to roll off the assembly line, that is.

The plane, completed in April 1994 and designated WA001, is scheduled for delivery to Cathay Pacific of Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The launch customer for the 777 line, United Airlines, began taking deliveries of the twinjet in May 1995, but WA001 remained in Boeing's possession for flight tests, carrying 48 55-gallon water barrels, 34,000 pounds of flight data equipment and 22 racks of computer consoles.

By the time flight testing was completed in April 1997, the plane had logged 1,729 hours in the air and another 1,033 hours in ground tests.

It took another three years to get the plane sold.

Six months ago, Cathay Pacific decided ``WA001 was the best solution for getting an airplane quickly to accommodate our growing number of passengers,'' said Peter Gardner, a U.S.-based vice president of the carrier.

Since then, a Boeing refurbishment team has been preparing the plane, a process that is in some ways more complex than regular assembly, said Mike Heide, leader of Boeing's refurbishment center.

For example, galleys, lavatories and wire bundles are normally installed as whole units through the fuselage before the airplane sections are joined together. With WA001, mechanics had to split the units in half and load them through airplane doorways, then rejoin them on the plane.

Russ Marriman, WA001 program manager, estimated it took about twice as much engineering effort to get the plane ready for Cathay Pacific as to configure a 777 during normal assembly.

Boeing won't disclose the selling price. A new 777-200 has a list price of about $150 million.



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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4445 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2455 times:

Its good to see that this test airplane will soon be earning a living alongside her fellow sisters and calling Chek Lap Kok (one of the worlds finest airports) home.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Sorry, this is very old news. The aircraft arrives in Hong Kong this friday !! (8th)

User currently offlineCX 4ever From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

WA001 will be delivered to CX on Dec 6 2000 at Everett (I think that's the correct place) and will arrive in HKG on Dec 7. It will be carrying the reg. # B-HNL. Cabin configuration will be the same as B777-300s, details are already available at www.cathaypacific.com, it's also coming with a new seating plan for this aircraft.

The current four B777-200s will start to re-config. from the third quarter of 2001, coming with PTV and 3+3+3 config. too!


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

I read where Boeing re-engined the aircraft by replacing the P&W 4084s with RR Trent 800 series engines.

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

would you please be generous to spot some pix for to share here when the 777#1 arrives on fri? TIA

Best Regards  ,
R Panda


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4445 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

At the request of Cathay Pacific, Boeing rengined the prototype 777-200 with RR engines. This was due to the rest of CX's 777-200/300 fleet having RR engines.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineN503JB From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Attn: Hkgspotter1

Even though the news is past! But some people doesn't know about it!!!

jetBlue
N503JB



HKIA Ramp Spotters
User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

It was because of Cathay Pacific having a fleet of RR Trent powered 777-200/300s, that they did not want to order the GE90 777X models and went instead for the new RR Trent A340-500/600.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4445 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

So, where do the CFM/Snecma powered A340-300s come into play? Your constant criticism of the GE90 engines and the 777X is growing tiresome. If you have actually data from someone at CX that said that or an article please post it.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2508 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

one thing that bothers me about this story. If the galleys and lavs are unable to go through the doors how do you get them out at overhaul?

User currently offlineCNBC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

That's weird. I took a tour of the Boeing plant in Everett in the middle of November and the tour guide said that the Cathay Pacific plane was the first ever 777. I didn't believe her because I thought the first one went to United. I guess I'm just uneducated.

Luckily, I took pictures of it anyway, and now I have pictures of the first 777.


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

The reason I dislike the GE90 is the way it was designed. I don't like the idea of having the fan blades on this engine made with composites with titanium edges vs. all titanium that are on P&W and RR engines. On the 777X program to have only the GE90 available, if some kind of problem develops with this engine it will slow things down like what happened with the RR RB211 program on the L-1011.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

N503JB,

Thank you for your kind words !!.

Everyone else, Yes the aircraft is due tomorrow but I don't think I'll rush to see it land as I will see it every time I go spotting.


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