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The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread - Part 2  
User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8318 times:

So the other thread was getting a little unruly and I felt it was time for a fresh one.

The "aftermath" for me, is pure exhaustion. A 48 hour trip across the country really takes it out of you. I'm sun burnt, and physically exhausted. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Being able to be there in person was extraordinary. It was a very strange feeling walking onto the factory floor for the first time. Having spent the last three months staring at it from across the country it felt almost familiar. I'm not an employee of the Boeing company, I'm not even in the aviation business; however, the aftermath for me, is the realization that the assembly might have been fun to follow, but that was merely the gestation of this aircraft. She is now born. Now begins the fun part. Here is where the narrative truly begins. This is the story of how she learns to fly.

Onward,

IAD787

Oh yeah, and there are ten high resolution pictures on my blog. Enjoy.
http://flightblogger.blogspot.com

There are LOTS more to come in the next few days ahead.


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User currently offlineIlikeflight From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8277 times:

I just think it is a BEAUTIFUL plane and can't believe how may orders it has gotten in such a short amount of time hats off to Boeing for this wonderful achievement and Congrats to you IAD787 for being able to get such detailed info of the construction and share it with us and also to Royal King for getting the first picture on he internet

Just think only 110 orders to go until 787

Cheers



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8263 times:

Quoting Ilikeflight (Reply 1):
Just think only 110 orders to go until 787

They might get there by first flight.  Silly



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User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8146 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 2):
They might get there by first flight.

Even modest orders from both American or Delta would put it over the top.



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User currently offlineBringiton From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8135 times:

They should be well ahead of the 787 mark by EIS . IF we look at orders and commitments (publically announced) we get a number close to 730 , so 787 by year end is quite likely . What is happening is that many airlines are exerc. options fearing that the US majors will come in and sweep 2-3 years worth of production so they are getting there foot in before the door shuts . As far as orders before EIS go , with orders yet to be placed by UA,AA,DL and fleet replacement choices by LH , BA , AF/KLM and huge order to be decided by EK 1000 orders before EIS cannot be ruled out.

Hey IAD787 when can we expect updates on system instalation etc !!


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9635 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8104 times:
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Here is he cockpit mock up in the 787 Gallery

Big version: Width: 800 Height: 532 File size: 442kb
Boeing 787 Flight Deck


User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8022 times:

I think Boeing did an excellent job with the ceremony, especially playing up the "global" aspect of it, emphasizing the unique advantages of the airliner, and so forth. Great job. I am REALLY looking forward on taking a ride in one of these, too bad Japan gets them first!

-IR

[Edited 2007-07-10 08:22:21]

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7770 times:

I asked the question in post #216 about Former Boeing Executive Alan Mulally, now at Ford. Did he get invited to go to the 787 roll out? Did he even attend if he even got an invitation?


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9635 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7682 times:
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Alan Mulally was not invited.

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6489 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7619 times:

Funny that Mulally was not even mentioned. Not surprising, but funny.


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User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7556 times:

Quoting Bringiton (Reply 4):

Hey IAD787 when can we expect updates on system instalation etc !!

Yeah, you definitely can. When I get the info, you'll get the info.



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User currently offlineRobTrent From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7529 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 5):
Here is he cockpit mock up in the 787 Gallery

Looks like it has larger multi image LCD's in the pic - Is this a new design also or just done for the mock up, anyone know ?

Rob  cheerful 



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User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7462 times:

Beautiful cockpit. And beautiful plane. Nice job Boeing. It looks like a large version of the E-Jets cockpit. very nice


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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10070 posts, RR: 97
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7433 times:
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Quoting IAD787 (Thread starter):
is the realization that the assembly might have been fun to follow

Without question!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting IAD787 (Thread starter):
Now begins the fun part

To be honest, if I were an employee on the 787 programme, I'd have been having fun for about 4 years now.......
But I know what you mean...  Smile

Regards


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1881 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7371 times:

What's the MSN of the new Dreamliner (N787BA)?

The C/N (or LN) would be 1, but the MSN is not know...


User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2092 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7335 times:

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 13):
To be honest, if I were an employee on the 787 programme, I'd have been having fun for about 4 years now.......
But I know what you mean... Smile

Many of the employees are quire grumpy about it because much of the work that had traditionally been done in house has been outsourced.


User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7297 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 8):
Alan Mulally was not invited.

But Condit was.... http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20070708/BLOG01/70708004



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7086 times:

Very cool, SEAChaz got another photo in the local paper...on the front of the business section, no less!

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/323016_dreamlinernext10.html



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User currently offlineInbarD From Israel, joined Jan 2007, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6785 times:

I bow down to boeing! This is truly an awesome looking aircraft, all though the tail looks a bit more square than in the concept pictures. Now i can't wait to see if it really does perform in efficiency as expected.

Anybody got a date for the 787 maiden flight?


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3032 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6568 times:

Boyo Boy... Isn't she an ugly aircraft!

The nose on that plane just looks wrong, did something go wrong at the design stage, to get a nose like that? It looks like it used the same Cosmetic Surgeon as Wacko Jacko (AKA Michael Jackson) used for his recent nose job!

It reminds me of an Embraer 190 on steroids!

On a serious note and looks aside, Im sure it will be a great aircraft! Looking forward to my first trip on it with First Choice Airways when they arrive with the airline in late 2008.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6109 times:

Quoting Cruiser (Reply 16):
Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 8):
Alan Mulally was not invited.

But Condit was....

Wait....but wasn't Condit fired? Why didn't Mullaly get an invite? He really worked hard on that 777 program. Im shocked!



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User currently offlineBAalltheway From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5777 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 19):
It reminds me of an Embraer 190 on steroids!

I love it, but definitely agree to a large degree. The tailcone, right down to the nose, looks like an ERJ190. Only a few differences here and there (visually, of course).

I don't think it's ugly though...and I'm sure there must be some reason they're making these with similarly shaped fuselage. It's just different and will take some getting used to. I can't get enough of seeing this beauty, and look forward to the coming months!! Way to go Boeing!


User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10070 posts, RR: 97
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5115 times:
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Quoting AADC10 (Reply 15):
Many of the employees are quire grumpy about it because much of the work that had traditionally been done in house has been outsourced.

A fair comment, and indicative of the organisational issues that have had to be overcome......

Regards


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