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787 Assembly Update (Detailed W/ Pics) - Part III  
User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 43
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 21673 times:

Hello All,

A few photos from the factory floor were generously provided by iagblog.com that show the beginning stages of the wing/body join which began June 6. The pictures are, as always, available at my website. The winglet looks amazing!

http://flightblogger.blogspot.com

One small yet crucial update is that the movable trailing edges are now in Everett and will be installed between June 21 and 25. Which, by my estimate is cutting it quite close to paint date.

Also, everything I've heard from the floor is that everything is on track. We've beaten this issue to a pulp in the last few days but just wanted to reaffirm that things may be tight, but they are very much on schedule. First flight and roll out will likely be right on target as planned. As we all know, EIS is always an open question when talking about any new aircraft.

Lastly, keep an eye out at newairplane.com they are launching a new roll out feature on June 15.

Onward,

IAD787

P.S. I'm on a waiting list for a media credential for 7/8. Anyone have some pull?

http://flightblogger.blogspot.com


Former FlightBlogger turned Wall Street Journal Aerospace Beat Reporter
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User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 21454 times:

Somebody get this guy credentials. Lord know's the reporting on the blog is 10 times more accurate than 99% of the media outlets out there!

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 21376 times:

Wow! Those wings look good! Looks like a sharkfin!  Smile


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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 21295 times:

That wing is awesome, just like my Boeing 787 1/200 Scale Model!

I can't wait to see this puppy roll out.

Kudos to IAD787!


User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 21254 times:

I always wondered why we could not get this kind of ongoing up to date info for the 380. Well done!


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User currently offlineHB88 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 816 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 21254 times:

Those winglets certainly do look sexy. I a bit disappointed that the final design didn't include the chevy style vertical fin  Smile

User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 21254 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 2):
Looks like a sharkfin!

Well, we may not have gotten the shark tail so many of us liked from the original Dreamliner concept, but at least we'll get the shark fins!


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 21045 times:

Wow  eek 

Fantastic Big grin



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30986 posts, RR: 86
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 20999 times:
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Those are sweet wingtips.

And thanks for all the updates, IAD787!


User currently offlineTak From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 20978 times:

Wow nice pics!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!!! Curious if you have gotten any of the photos that showed the problems (now resolved) with mating sections 41+43? Just wondering as there is a discussion about it going on. Thanks again  Smile

User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 781 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 20869 times:

Those look very sharp,nice....even awesome  Cool


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User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 20564 times:

Those wingtip do look insanely sharp. When they flex above the fuselage, they're going to be ridiculous.

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 4):
I always wondered why we could not get this kind of ongoing up to date info for the 380.

Good question, I always wondered that too. We have ample 787 engineers hanging out around here, where are all the Airbus engineers?



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User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 20472 times:

Thanks for sharing the pics. Looking good so far.


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User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 20427 times:

The tip of that wing looks like it would take someone's head off!!

But its finally coming together!! yay!!


User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3205 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 20246 times:

Cool, thanks! Rapier wing looks dangerous alright.

Hey, just looked at Boeing's 787 site and on customers' list, it doesn't have ANA! Surely that's an over site or is ANA leasing its entire fleet?

Regards
MH



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 19654 times:

My god that plane looks great! Thanks for all your updates!!!

User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 19156 times:

What a beautiful, glorious bird-- even when in unpainted bits and pieces!

User currently offlineBirdseed From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 18450 times:

Loving those wings!  spin 

User currently offline11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1718 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 18013 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 14):
Hey, just looked at Boeing's 787 site and on customers' list, it doesn't have ANA! Surely that's an over site or is ANA leasing its entire fleet?

Which customer list?

The ANA order is listed on the Orders and Deliveries page under All Nippon Airways

....and on the B787 Fact Sheet.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/787family/programfacts.html



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User currently offlineLazybones From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 18013 times:

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 4):
I always wondered why we could not get this kind of ongoing up to date info for the 380. Well done!

We did, Its called the A380 Navigator and its still running (http://events.airbus.com/A380/Default1.aspx) . It used to be updated weekly. I've often wondered why Boeing didn't do this for the 787, but then again they have been playing their cards pretty close.

Excellent stuff IAD787, just keep it coming. Its always exciting to see a new bird ready to roll  Smile


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5758 posts, RR: 47
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 17872 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 14):
Cool, thanks! Rapier wing looks dangerous alright.

Hey, just looked at Boeing's 787 site and on customers' list, it doesn't have ANA! Surely that's an over site or is ANA leasing its entire fleet?

Regards
MH

From Boeing's Website:
Orders for January 2004 through May 2007
Customer Name Country Region Model Engine Order Date Total
All Nippon Airways Japan East Asia 787-3 RR 26-Jul-2004 30
All Nippon Airways Japan East Asia 787-8 RR 26-Jul-2004 20

Air New Zealand New Zealand Oceania 787-9 RR 25-Aug-2004 2
Pegasus Aviation Finance U.S.A. North America 787-8 RR 29-Dec-2004 4
First Choice Airways United Kingdom Europe 787-8 GE 17-Feb-2005 6
Icelandair Iceland Europe 787-8 RR 28-Feb-2005 2
Northwest Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-8 RR 06-May-2005 18
JAL International Japan East Asia 787-8 GE 10-May-2005 17
JAL International Japan East Asia 787-3 GE 10-May-2005 13
LCAL China East Asia 787-8 RR 16-May-2005 6
Korean Air South Korea East Asia 787-8 GE 31-May-2005 10
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopia Africa 787-9 GE 30-Jun-2005 2
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 30-Jun-2005 5
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopia Africa 787-8 GE 30-Jun-2005 8
Air China China East Asia 787-8 RR 22-Aug-2005 15
Shanghai Airlines China East Asia 787-8 GE 22-Aug-2005 9
LOT Polish Airlines Poland Europe 787-8 RR 08-Sep-2005 7
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-8 07-Oct-2005 20
Air New Zealand New Zealand Oceania 787-9 RR 26-Oct-2005 2
Air Canada Canada North America 787-8 GE 10-Nov-2005 14
China Eastern Airlines China East Asia 787-8 GE 14-Nov-2005 15
Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Southeast Asia 787-8 16-Nov-2005 4
Hainan Airlines China East Asia 787-8 GE 28-Nov-2005 8
Royal Air Maroc Morocco Africa 787-8 GE 29-Nov-2005 4
China Southern Airlines China East Asia 787-8 GE 16-Dec-2005 10
Air India India South Asia 787-8 GE 30-Dec-2005 27
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 31-Dec-2005 2
LCAL China East Asia 787-9 31-Dec-2005 8
LCAL China East Asia 787-9 03-Mar-2006 1
Kenya Airways Kenya Africa 787-8 06-Mar-2006 6
Qantas Australia Oceania 787-8 GE 30-Mar-2006 15
Qantas Australia Oceania 787-9 GE 30-Mar-2006 30
Icelandair Iceland Europe 787-8 RR 31-Mar-2006 2
Air Pacific Fiji Oceania 787-9 19-Apr-2006 5
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 06-Jun-2006 1
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-9 GE 06-Jun-2006 12
Pegasus Aviation Finance U.S.A. North America 787-8 RR 17-Jul-2006 2
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-8 19-Jul-2006 2
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-9 28-Jul-2006 2
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 28-Jul-2006 2
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-8 15-Aug-2006 1
Aeromexico Mexico Central America and Mexico 787-8 GE 15-Aug-2006 2
Monarch Airlines United Kingdom Europe 787-8 RR 16-Aug-2006 6
TUI Germany Europe 787-8 15-Sep-2006 11
C.I.T. Leasing Corporation U.S.A. North America 787-8 19-Sep-2006 5
First Choice Airways United Kingdom Europe 787-8 GE 25-Sep-2006 2
ALAFCO Kuwait Middle East 787-8 GE 26-Sep-2006 6
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-9 GE 29-Sep-2006 1
Avianca Colombia South America 787-8 04-Oct-2006 10
Singapore Airlines Singapore Southeast Asia 787-9 10-Oct-2006 20
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-8 14-Nov-2006 1
Nakash U.S.A. North America 787-9 01-Dec-2006 2
Kenya Airways Kenya Africa 787-8 15-Dec-2006 3
Jet Airways India South Asia 787-8 29-Dec-2006 10
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 GE 18-Jan-2007 2
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 24-Jan-2007 2
LOT Polish Airlines Poland Europe 787-8 RR 13-Feb-2007 1
Air New Zealand New Zealand Oceania 787-9 RR 14-Feb-2007 4
Azerbaijan Airlines Azerbaijan Central Asia 787-8 GE 22-Feb-2007 3
First Choice Airways United Kingdom Europe 787-8 GE 27-Feb-2007 4
Virgin Atlantic Airways United Kingdom Europe 787-9 09-Mar-2007 15
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-9 GE 12-Mar-2007 5
ALAFCO Kuwait Middle East 787-8 GE 14-Mar-2007 6
Travel Service Czech Republic Europe 787-8 27-Mar-2007 1
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 30-Mar-2007 8
Royal Jordanian Jordan Middle East 787-8 30-Mar-2007 2
JAL International Japan East Asia 787-8 GE 30-Mar-2007 5
Arik Air Nigeria Africa 787-9 30-Mar-2007 3
Aviation Capital Group U.S.A. North America 787-8 30-Mar-2007 5
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 05-Apr-2007 30
Air Canada Canada North America 787-8 GE 23-Apr-2007 23
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-9 11-May-2007 1
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-8 21-May-2007 1
S7 Group Russia Europe 787-8 29-May-2007 15
Total 584



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User currently offlineA380fo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 17590 times:

I have a question. My friend has a new start-up magazine and was wondering who to contact for more info about the roll -out..Does anyone know? THANKS

User currently offlineKPIE172 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 17498 times:

Another great view of the winglets is located in a link further down on the page...

In cased you missed his link, here it is: http://www.ostrower.com/jon/assembly/wing.jpg

Thanks for the great site / pics IAD787



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User currently offlineTazzrassinIDA From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 38 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 17246 times:

I love the site and the picts. Very well done.

Tazz



Tazz
User currently offlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 17071 times:
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Is it still on schedule for July 8 since there is only 22 days till then?

25 Post contains images KhelmDTW : Man those wings are sweet!
26 RICARIZA : Man, a couple of months and Avianca would have been the first 787 operator of whole Latin America, oh well, South America must do then...
27 Post contains links Bakersdozen : Server seems to be down. Here is a photo of the wing for those of you who missed it. http://bp2.blogger.com/_9PoYPYFFn4Y/...BU/hwDFYS-vdgI/s1600-h/787
28 Scottieprecord : Absolutely gorgeous wing... can't wait for rollout/first flight! And for that matter, the first official pic here on Anet!! -Mike
29 Iwok : Excellent work and welcome to my RU list! Given all the problems and issues that have been cropping up and how open these guys have been one really h
30 InbarD : Damn those Wing Tips look mighty awesome. They look like they can slice a head open![Edited 2007-06-14 08:10:08]
31 Vasu : That nose sure looks Caravelle-tastic!
32 Post contains links SunriseValley : IAD787, There was an interview on www.bbn.ca yesterday afternoon with an academic who was claiming that there was a one inch dia. difference between b
33 Post contains images 6YJJK : Nice try, but I'm pretty sure that this isn't going to net you a press pass... "A friend"... riiiiiight....
34 Moriarty : There was a separate thread about the mating issue. Can't find it though, perhaps I didn't look good enough or perhaps it was deleted. There are pics
35 Richm : That movie is terrible. You'd think they'd use modern music for a modern aircraft, no?
36 Post contains images Riyadhnurse : One of the beautiful planes I've ever seen ! Gorgeous and sexy,Boeing has out done themselves ,her name say's it all.
37 AirframeAS : I think the chances of you getting one is pretty much nil, nada, none, IMO. Sorry to be a bit harsh but I really don't think they'll let just anybody
38 BlackKnight : Hey does A.net have the rights to have press reps? contact the mods we should have representation. We should sign up members in each state with press
39 BlackKnight : Imagine a rep from each state covering aviation topics within their zone. The amount of useful data would increase to the point of giving us the forum
40 IAD787 : I actually do. What I want to do with my blog is turn it into huffington post-style aviation site with great writing and great content. Then again, i
41 Post contains images Clickhappy : This is as tight of an event as I have ever seen. I have brought photogs with me in the past, but this event is strictly no guests. Not just the actua
42 Revelation : I think you will see that in the 787-3!
43 Post contains links MotorHussy : Thanks for your feedback guys, sorry should have been more specific. If you go to: http://www.newairplane.com and click on: Launch 787 Dreamliner Sit
44 LY4XELD : No, ANA is there. For some reason, though, if you scroll down and then scroll back up, ANA does disappear. We wouldn't forget our launch customer!
45 Post contains images BoeingBus : It's in there... maybe you are looking at the 748 or something...
46 Post contains images AirframeAS : Thats exactly as to why I was saying that the chances of getting any media credential is very, very slim-to-none for any A.net member. It doesnt hurt
47 NYC777 : Some more on the 787 construction: HTP and VTP were assembled on June 13th and then moved into position on the final assembly line. HTP attachment on
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