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1st 747-8 Intercontinental Comes To Life  
User currently offlinepropilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 598 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 27384 times:

Check it out folks, were almost there rolling out the first passenger 747-8i version. Nice video by Boeing!

http://www.boeing.com/Features/2010/11/bca_747-8i_11_05_10.html

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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26955 times:

Yay 

Brilliant milestone and a good video too! Can't wait to see her fly  



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User currently offlineDeltaB757TUS From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26915 times:

One sharp looking plane. Can not wait for her to fly for the first time.


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User currently onlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26768 times:

Great video. Not sure why there is a female model sashaying around in there, but, okay.  

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 26449 times:
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Quite interestimng, out of interest, lost track, how late is this program behind schedule or is it just the freighter that is running late?

Quoting Flighty (Reply 3):
Not sure why there is a female model sashaying around in there, but, okay

- No idea, she looks good though!



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User currently offlineWarpSpeed From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 591 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 26370 times:

It's alive...IT'S ALIVE!

Quoting Flighty (Reply 3):
Not sure why there is a female model sashaying around in there, but, okay.

I'm not complaining! Looks to be a splice-in from a promotional video shot on a mock-up.

Quoting DeltaB757TUS (Reply 2):
Can not wait for her to fly for the first time.

It will be here before you know it! IIRC, toward the end of 1Q 2011....



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31006 posts, RR: 86
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 25751 times:
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Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Quite interestimng, out of interest, lost track, how late is this program behind schedule or is it just the freighter that is running late?

It's at least as late as the freighter, but it was always planned to EIS a bit later than the freighter.


User currently offlineCharlieNoble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 25684 times:

I'm happy that they've kept basically the same cockpit as the 747-400...just like in my PMDG 747-8i  

Seriously though it makes plenty of sense considering that current 744 pilots will probably be the ones flying it!


User currently offlinepliersinsight From United States of America, joined May 2008, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 25464 times:

[quote=WarpSpeed,reply=5]Quoting Flighty (Reply 3):
Not sure why there is a female model sashaying around in there, but, okay.



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User currently offlineCOA735 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 22369 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 3):
Not sure why there is a female model sashaying around in there, but, okay



You mean the lady walking down the stairs? Are you for real? I'd rather see that than a sweaty mechanic walking down the stairs.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19727 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 21269 times:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):

- No idea, she looks good though!

Nerds...    

Good to know that 747-8i finally has a pulse!


User currently offlineiflykpdx From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 20970 times:

Random question, but the photo has me wondering if the doors are supposed to be swing-up or if they're just that way right now before being installed?


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User currently offlinemsp747 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 20671 times:

Quoting iflykpdx (Reply 13):
Random question, but the photo has me wondering if the doors are supposed to be swing-up or if they're just that way right now before being installed?

Those doors are only used as emergency exits. They aren't ever used in the boarding process, so I'm almost certain they have always swung open like that. It's not just during the installation process

[Edited 2010-11-09 14:17:20 by srbmod]

User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 79
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 20671 times:

Quoting iflykpdx (Reply 13):
Random question, but the photo has me wondering if the doors are supposed to be swing-up or if they're just that way right now before being installed?

Those are the upper deck escape doors...they are swing-up and for evacuation only. The lower deck doors are the usual design.

Tom.

[Edited 2010-11-09 14:18:07 by srbmod]

User currently offlinemcr From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 20575 times:
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Quoting COA735 (Reply 9):
You mean the lady walking down the stairs? Are you for real? I'd rather see that than a sweaty mechanic walking down the stairs.

Don't know if the poster is for real, but I don't think the lady walking down the stairs is... sure looks like CGI to me!  


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 19343 times:

Glad to see!
I look forward to flying on the 787-8I in the not too distant future.
Kudos to Boeing and all airlines that order this new genereation of the 747.  
Quoting Flighty (Reply 3):
Not sure why there is a female model sashaying around in there, but, okay.

It could be a lose worse.
It could be the guys in the November Self-pictures thread.   



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User currently offlinekmz From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 163 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 18824 times:

I have a question concerning the fuselage sections: Are electrical,pneumatic,water, etc systems installed prior fuselage joining or after the sections have been joined? In the picture on the Boeing website the forward fuselage sections look quite empty but i might be wrong....

User currently offlinedennys From France, joined May 2001, 889 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 17188 times:

Very happy that the so awaited 747-8i is about to roll out !
I would need two confirmations as follows :
1/ will she wear the same colours as the 787s' Boeing ones ?
2/ Will she be ready to be present at The Salon du Bourget 2011 ?
Thanks
best regards
dennys


User currently offlinedecoder From Finland, joined Jun 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16501 times:

Quoting COA735 (Reply 9):
You mean the lady walking down the stairs? Are you for real? I'd rather see that than a sweaty mechanic walking down the stairs.

Maybe she was just that.

Anyway, congrats to Boeing.


User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 14134 times:

Good to see!
Thanks for sharing...
Long life to the ultimate 747!



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User currently offlinesimpilot459 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11611 times:

Quoting kmz (Reply 19):
Are electrical,pneumatic,water, etc systems installed prior fuselage joining or after the sections have been joined?

Systems are installed before the body is joined.

Great news. Can't wait to see her out of the factory.



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User currently offlineKU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11681 times:

Glad to see 747-8 moving towards the end-zone.

As "airproxx" mentioned above, Long live the Queen of the sky 747.
Really, can't wait to see this beauty flying and hope for the airlines to wake up and start ordering this beautiful bird.



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User currently offlineNZ001 From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8231 times:

747 has always been my favourite bird.

Can't wait for this fantastic airliner to enter this new phase  


User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2131 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7957 times:

I noticed quite a few blank cover plates on the console. Are they plugging in additional control boxes later or have they simplified the layout that much?

bikerthai



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User currently offlineWarpSpeed From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 591 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7447 times:

Quoting msp747 (Reply 14):
My understanding is that customers wanted the layout to be the same as the 747-400, since many of them will be operating both types.

IIRC, after the first flight of the 747-8F, one of the flight test pilots said any 747 pilot could step into the -8 and be comfortable flying it right away. Mission accomplished!



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25 Post contains images virginblue4 : 787-8I? Anyway, congratulations on another milestone for the 747-8I Jordan
26 propilot83 : All praise to the 747, the legend of the skies forever baby! I love my favorite bird! Long live the 747 legacy far into the future.....
27 Post contains images Ronaldo747 : She's the most graceful aircraft and the one and only queen of the skies. There will never be an aircraft that beats her.
28 ebj1248650 : Good to see this great step forward. I'm looking forward to seeing if Boeing does a grand rollout for this bird. She needs to be put in the public eye
29 dennys : I cann't wait to see her flying ! I remember i had each time the same enflammed feelings for each 747 type launch ! 747-100 , 747-200,747SP , 747-200S
30 kanban : somewhere we had a thread with all the step by step videos of the assembly from wing laydown through final body join. did that thread get deleted?
31 Post contains links and images Gordomatic : I'm not sure about the thread on ANet, but I did see last week's Movie Monday on Flightblogger. Six short videos Boeing released during the assembly
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