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Any News On 777-F Progress?  
User currently offlineKSMOGeNe From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 51 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

The last I heard about the 777-F was during first flight, back in August. Does anyone have any more information about how the flight test program is going?

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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2809 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Has it flown already? Well at least one programme is going okay.

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Yes, both 777Fs (F-GUOA as N5020K in Boeing house colours and F-GUOB as N5023Q in Air France Cargo colours) have been test-flying for many months now and at least one or the other of them is in the air on a near daily basis.  spin 

Look up BOE1 and BOE2 on flightaware.com for tracks of the test flights.

R


User currently offlineKSMOGeNe From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Does anyone have any details about the flight test program, or is that information held pretty close to the vest?

User currently offlineIcareflies From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 57 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
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I saw both planes parked at Boeing Field in Seattle 2 weeks ago.

I thought F-GUOB delivery was in October. Is the strike can have an impact on the delivery date?



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29672 posts, RR: 84
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2577 times:
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Depends on if there is anything an IAM union worker needs to sign off on.

Boeing was able to get some planes into customer's hands after the IAM walked because they were past the point of needing IAM union workers. I am guessing the 777F's are not - the IAM probably needs to unwire the test equipment, for example.


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1477 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2512 times:
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Quoting Icareflies (Reply 4):
I saw both planes parked at Boeing Field in Seattle 2 weeks ago.

Just drove by yesterday and they're still parked.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2472 times:



Quoting Icareflies (Reply 4):
I thought F-GUOB delivery was in October. Is the strike can have an impact on the delivery date?

F-GUOA is due in December iirc from the last delivery sheet I saw and can't be sure on B - I think that one showed as December too.

R


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2197 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 5):

Boeing was able to get some planes into customer's hands after the IAM walked because they were past the point of needing IAM union workers. I am guessing the 777F's are not - the IAM probably needs to unwire the test equipment, for example.

As long as IAM is on strike, Boeing isn't constrained by the normal work allocation rules...any Boeing employee with the right skills and certifications could do work that was previously done by IAM workers.

Tom.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29672 posts, RR: 84
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
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Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 8):
As long as IAM is on strike, Boeing isn't constrained by the normal work allocation rules...any Boeing employee with the right skills and certifications could do work that was previously done by IAM workers.

There appear to be some limits to that. 787 ZA001, for example, needs some touch-up paint before it can fly and Boeing spokespeople have said that can't happen until the IAM come back to work.


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