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Flightblogger: First 777F Enters Final Body Join  
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5790 posts, RR: 47
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

Jon just posted an entry on his blog. The first 777F is in final body join and should be out on the flight line by the middle of this month. Good stuff!

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...4/777f-enters-final-body-join.html


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User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

So much for all the "since the 787 is delayed, so will the 777F/748I/748F" talkers. Assuming flight testing goes as planned which I can't imagine why it wouldn't. Congrats to Boeing!


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User currently onlineScipio From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 898 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6302 times:



Quoting EA772LR (Reply 1):
So much for all the "since the 787 is delayed, so will the 777F/748I/748F" talkers. Assuming flight testing goes as planned which I can't imagine why it wouldn't. Congrats to Boeing!

I think the assumption has always been that the 747-8 was the most likely to suffer repercussions from the 787 delays. The 777 is a rather well separated project. The only possible problem I remember being mentioned was that the 777F and 787 might compete for scarce flight test resources at the same time. That problem seems to have gone away now.


User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6166 times:



Quoting Scipio (Reply 2):
The only possible problem I remember being mentioned was that the 777F and 787 might compete for scarce flight test resources at the same time. That problem seems to have gone away now.

Unfortunately you're right Scipio  Sad



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User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5983 times:

This is really great progress for Boeing. The drumbeat lately has been pretty negative and it's just great to see progress in action. There may be a little overlap in flight test between 787 and 777F, but if things get stretched out a bit further on the 787 schedule, the pace of flight test can be slowed a bit. A five month 787 flight test program never seemed to make sense. They wanted to use similar flight test methodology to that of the 737-900ER.

Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing her fly in a few months.

Onward,

IAD787



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5891 times:

What is the line number of the first 777F ? RobK appears to have deleted "future" 777 frames from his site.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5869 times:



Quoting Scipio (Reply 2):
I think the assumption has always been that the 747-8 was the most likely to suffer repercussions from the 787 delays.

That's not true. The assumption has been none will, all will, etc. It hasn't been one or the other.

But there are plenty who said the 777F would be behind. It does seem to be slightly behind, but not horribly so. And I would imagine Boeing has had enough time to sort out the test pilot situation with the 787 overlap.

With a 9 month schedule similar to the 77L, that means January 2009 EIS. But the 77L had no customers at the time, so the urgency wasn't there. The 777F is hot. I assume they will work to get it certified as quickly as possible.



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User currently offlineCatIII From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3045 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5852 times:

Anyone know offhand the orders and customers for the 777F? I know FedEx has some on order (don't know how many), but what other airlines/freightlines have the airplane on order and how many?

User currently offlineSoBe From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5820 times:



Quoting CatIII (Reply 7):
Anyone know offhand the orders and customers for the 777F? I know FedEx has some on order (don't know how many), but what other airlines/freightlines have the airplane on order and how many?

Rather than retyping, take a look http://active.boeing.com/commercial/...t=modelselection.cfm&pageid=m15525


User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5701 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
But the 77L had no customers at the time, so the urgency wasn't there.

It had a customer waiting for the two aircraft, PK. But they didn't seem to be in a rush to certify the aircraft - one of the aircraft (WD002) spent much time flying PR missions, and both aircraft weren't flying for the last two-three months before the 77L was certified.


User currently offlineCatIII From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3045 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5621 times:

Thanks SoBe. Appreciate it.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5409 times:



Quoting Brendows (Reply 9):
It had a customer waiting for the two aircraft, PK.

Well, yeah, but I honestly don't think Boeing cared much about PK in the long run, at least not enough to incur any additional costs by rushing the timing of the certification. Even the refit after cert was done at a very leisurely pace...



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5339 times:



Quoting CatIII (Reply 7):
Anyone know offhand the orders and customers for the 777F?

Orders for January 2005 through March 2008

Air France 5
China Southern Airlines 6
Deucalion Capital VII Limited 8
Emirates 8
FedEx 15
GECAS 12
Guggenheim Aviation Partners 6
Korean Air 5
LAN Airlines 2
Oak Hill 6
Qatar Airways 5

Can't wait to see the first 77F for AF flying around PAE for testing.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2386 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

When does Fed Ex get theirs?


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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5272 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 13):
When does Fed Ex get theirs?

Deliveries will begin in early 2009 and extend into 2011 they also hold (15) options.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2386 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5254 times:

Thanks BoeingFever777

It will be cool to see them with a 777!



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5193 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 15):
It will be cool to see them with a 777!

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00006352.jpg



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User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4964 times:

That's 78 orders so far, it looks the part and certainly will be the King of freighters in my mind. I wonder what the future holds, perhaps a 300F for packet freight carriers and not to mention future passenger-freighter conversions. I think Boeing have the top end of this market well cornered with the 748F.

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