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ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today  
User currently offlinevulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 29807 times:

Today in Japan the ANA 787 Dreamliner will make it first flight with pax from Tokyo Narita to Hong Kong. I new era in aviation is born. Good luck ANA


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User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 29399 times:

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The first passenger flight of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner gets underway later, in an All Nippon Air flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong.

The BBC's Roland Buerk has been aboard the jet and explains why Boeing thinks it could revolutionise the way airlines operate services.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15456298

After the first 747-8F first revenue flight by Cargolux LUX-HKG last week, our photographers here are gearing up again today to expect another introduction of new-era plane into service! stay tune.

Check-in counter at NRT for the maiden flight.


ANA NH7871 NRT-HKG
ETD 12:20
ETA 15:50 @ RWL07L

For real time flight info - http://www.hongkongairport.com/flightinfo/eng/chkfltarr.html

Weather at HKG-
METAR VHHH 260430Z 34009KT 9000 FEW028 25/18 Q1017 NOSIG=

Cheers.

flythere



[Edited 2011-10-25 22:16:47]

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2690 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 29245 times:

I heard it has taken off? Anymore flight info?

Edit: Disregard, saw the link above.

[Edited 2011-10-25 21:54:11]


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User currently offlineDan23 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 29229 times:

flightradar24.com shows ANA7871 airborne and cruising at 38000ft  

User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1834 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 29193 times:

Quoting vulindlela744 (Thread starter):
I new era in aviation is born.

New passenger aircraft in service is hardly a "new era". Rather, it's a next step in passenger aircraft evolution.



All Hail Mighty Triple Seven, The MURDERER of the so-called "Queen"!!!!
User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 29185 times:

Quoting Dan23 (Reply 3):
flightradar24.com shows ANA7871 airborne and cruising at 38000ft

     

Airline: All Nippon Airways

Aircraft: Boeing 787-881 (B788)

Reg: JA801A

Hex: 86CE6C

Altitude: 37975 ft (11575 m)

Speed: 431 kt (798 km/h, 496 mph)

Track: 236°

Pos: 32.08261799075152 / 131.21758614330943

Radar: RJDC

It just encountered Cathay Pacific flight 828 enroute HKG-YYZ 777-300ER B-KPR over the coast of Kyushu.


User currently offlineDan23 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 28770 times:

View from Flightbloggers' seat 12C before departure from NRT:


Travel Day: NRT-HKG - World's First 787 Flight by flightblogger, on Flickr


http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...ravel-day-nrt-hkg---worlds-fi.html


User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6840 posts, RR: 64
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 28513 times:

I just passed through Narita (TK50 from IST) and both ANA 787s were parked side by side. My first ever views in the flesh and on a gorgeous sunny day!   

Those Trent 1000s look rather spiffing!


User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 28408 times:

The flight has just touched down at the HKG tarmac and warm welcoming is given!

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26498 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 28310 times:

BBC and Sky News just showed live the arrival into HKG . Congrats to ANA  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Image2.jpg
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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Image.jpg

[Edited 2011-10-26 01:23:29]


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User currently offlineglareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1294 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 28253 times:

Quoting flythere (Reply 8):
The flight has just touched down at the HKG tarmac and warm welcoming is given!

Not a cold shower like usual when a new aircraft is visiting an airport?

Quoting Dan23 (Reply 6):
View from Flightbloggers' seat 12C before departure from NRT:

Nice high windows! Still too narrow though......
I am looking forward to a first trip report. How was it concerning noise levels and humidity? Also behavior in turbulence (if occurred).
I am looking forward to my first 787 flight and see the extreme wing flex for myself.



There's still a long way to go before all the alliances deserve a star...
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11929 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 28138 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 4):
New passenger aircraft in service is hardly a "new era". Rather, it's a next step in passenger aircraft evolution.

Maybe we should discuss this at a different time?

For now, let's enjoy the pretty pictures and the warm feeling of the first 787 commercial flight.

Congrats to Boeing and ANA!

I got to see LN005 take off from KBFI last week, and it is one sweet ride!

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 4):
The Mighty Triple Seven Fanatic

Now that's the spirit!



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 841 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 28023 times:

Eagerly awaiting the first trip report. And good god! The wing looks massive (and already looks flexed) in that picture.


Fly Delta Jets
User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 27837 times:

Photos are already circulating in Hong Kong aviation community. One of the great shots!

Quote:


Courtesy: http://www.discuss.com.hk member CX717


User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 507 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 27484 times:

Can someone elaborate how many airframes will be delivered to ANA this year?
I am booked on NH686 (HIJ-HND) in 5 weeks and I am hoping to ride JA801A.



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User currently offlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 27166 times:

I can't wait to hear the reviews of the passenger experience once it becomes more frequent.  


"In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes." - John Ruskin
User currently offlinecinja From Singapore, joined Jan 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 26844 times:

Quoting Independence76 (Reply 15):
I can't wait to hear the reviews of the passenger experience once it becomes more frequent.  

I'll be flying it next Thursday and Friday to Okayama and back and will post something here afterwards. Can't wait!

CinJA


User currently offlinemax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 26797 times:

Wow! While I was always interested in aviation it was definitely the 7E7 project back when I was in high school that got me hooked for life. Amazing to see it finally put in service all these years later. Can't wait to get on one myself.

User currently offlinegr8circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3070 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 26418 times:

Quoting glareskin (Reply 10):
Nice high windows! Still too narrow though......

I think the narrow effect could be because the height has been increased......if the windows are as wide as the 747 or the 777, I guess it's okay.....


User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 26185 times:

It's going to be nice looking out those windows without getting a crick in the neck or needing to wear sunglasses. That, 8 across and a quiet cabin would make those short 11 hour hops from EWR to HNL a lot more pleasant.


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineAvi8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 25902 times:
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Boeing released their 3Q results and say that they expect to deliver about 15 787's this year. That's what I read I don't know how that's possible lol.


avi8
User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 25714 times:

Quoting Avi8 (Reply 20):
Boeing released their 3Q results and say that they expect to deliver about 15 787's this year. That's what I read I don't know how that's possible lol.

Hmm, I've heard a couple of rumors (from usually very reliable sources though) that NH will receive 4 more 787's in December, and that's it for this year. No 787's yet for JL, AI, LAN or RAM, all pushed into next year  



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User currently offlinecarbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 25344 times:
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well...as the old saying goes...better late than never!
It is really great to finally see the 787 in service and may it travel countless miles in the coming decades!
Like a lot of us here, I've been keeping track of the 787 pretty much since its inception, its been a long time coming!
@ posts above...like who cares..new era...next step...whatever, everyone calls it something a bit different, they are expressions, so chill out and smile, there's a new silver bird in the sky!!


User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 25095 times:

This NRT-HKG-NRT was a charter, not actually scheduled service. So we await to see it in regular airline service


Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlinecarbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 24967 times:
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Quoting jetfuel (Reply 23):

we know....charter or published scheduled flight, tickets are paid for, so for all intend and purposes, its in service  


25 airindia787 : Great to finally see her enter commercial service, and I can't wait to see the first TRs posted on the 787. Unfortunately I am a student and funds are
26 col : What time did it arrive HKG, I was there flew on SQ861, think we left about 1545 just as ANZ 772 was landing. I did not realize it was due in.
27 tropical : I guess the world is pre-occupied with the economic woes of the eurozone and elsewhere at the moment, but there doesn't seem to have as much publicity
28 LHRXXXLHR : WRT METAR: 9000 M VIS. If by meters they mean centimeters then maybe. Just missed it by a day. It's good to see the 787 in service nonetheless.
29 flythere : 1551 touch down. Dude, you were only 6 mins apart.
30 flythere : On today's press conference, ANA announced that they are planning to use the 787 on regular flights to Beijing and Frankfurt, as well as Hong Kong.
31 Post contains links KPDX : Here are a couple cool videos: From inside right next to the Trent 1000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQQW6Mq02sA Departure from outside http://www.y
32 United787 : Was MadameConcorde on this flight?
33 col : If I would have known I could have possibly taken the later SQ 777 flight. On second thoughts, glad I stayed with the 380. Looks like Boeing have fin
34 Post contains links ulfinator : 7 by end of December 2011 and 12 by the end of March 2012
35 timpdx : Are there any inter-Japan flights offered? Will be in Tokyo during the Holidays, wondering if there is a 787 flight worth hopping on?
36 Stitch : CBS Radio News reported it about fifteen minutes ago. Clearly sky news carried it based on the screenshots and I expect CNN carried it, as well. It l
37 Post contains links cinja : Absolutely! Daily return flights to Okayama and Hiroshima are available. My advice is to fly to Okayama for a day and fly back the next because those
38 warreng24 : Great photos. However, it's not the same without the Checkerboard.
39 strandedinbgm : Doesn't count. Its a charter.
40 Post contains links and images YULWinterSkies : It really looks like an inflated E190. Although the general public does not know what an E190 is. It's not as a visible advance on aircraft technolog
41 threepoint : I think you're giving the "general public" too little credit; they may not be able to accurately identify many aircraft types nor be able to state wi
42 aeropiggot : Just as how the general public would not recognize an E190, your ignorance in aircraft technology is just as apparent. To compare the A380 with the 7
43 flipdewaf : I think that we have to assume that you have only read boeing marketing material to come to this conclusion and will leave you to do more research be
44 PlanesNTrains : Paying passengers on a commercial flight don't count? Interesting... -Dave
45 Post contains images ER757 : Yeah, was surprised by how quiet it was in this video - those Rollers really scream (which I love by the way) so hats off to Boeing for doing a great
46 Post contains links and images Revelation : A whole series of reports from the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/?q=dreamliner Was fun waking up to my clock radio which was tuned to BBC W
47 sprout5199 : That's funny Dan in Jupiter
48 Babybus : I tend to agree, it's not a new era of anything, unless we term it as a 'new era' of aircraft with big windows or pointy noses. Twin engined flight h
49 timpdx : Thanks CinjA! When I was young the first place I ever went overseas was Japan, and i took a year of Japanese in grade school. This is my first time ba
50 NYC777 : Expect 5 more for ANA by December and possibly one GEnx bird delivered to either JAL or AI also by December.
51 NYC777 : They expect to receive 7 by the end of this year though some of them are earmarked for long haul service.
52 Post contains images PlanesNTrains : "Cute little thing.."? lol Kinda like the tiny A332 and the fetal 767. I'm not holding my breath. -Dave
53 9w748capt : Hopefully there was at least one a.nutter on board who will do a TR! No kidding - I had the same thought when I saw the video. Doesn't sound any loude
54 ikramerica : Sure, the nose, tail, engines and wings look different, but other than that, looks the same. That flying tube fuselage is so derivative!
55 Post contains links KPDX : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYYqrCDSElI Wow! At around 2:00. Combined with the huge window, what a view!
56 ikramerica : Anyone who doesn't think the windows are HUGE needs to watch that video and and educate themselves. Also noticed that you can pick the language of you
57 1stfl94 : Well done Boeing and ANA. Can't wait to get one myself, especially with those huge windows. Also, got to admit, in flight it does look very graceful.
58 CX Flyboy : It landed right after the NZ!
59 col : The NZ came over the threshold as we started our run, and I was in the window seat upstairs on that side also. Never mind, I am sure I will see many
60 CM767 : Like it or not is a revolutionary plane, I can wait to fly on one and will go out of my way to travel on one from now on, specially on long haul. Cong
61 Post contains images carbon787 : Amen! And to those members here who cannot help themselves but find the need to question or argue if the 787 is unique and revolutionary etc., well i
62 Avi8 : "Just as how the general public would not recognize an E190, your ignorance in aircraft technology is just as apparent. To compare the A380 with the
63 tdscanuck : The claim was first commercial revenue flight. A charter is a commercial revenue flight. Tom.
64 Post contains links KPDX : Absolutely fantastic in-flight photos by Mr. Flightblogger. This might be the most amazing looking airliner wing I've ever seen. http://www.flickr.com
65 ghifty : Those pictures are awesome... they really capture the entire mood of the flight. Though, I have to wonder, will the NH 787's always be flying around
66 Post contains images KPDX : I'm just about positive they were making rainbow colors just to show the potential of the LEDs. It shows the spectrum of colors.
67 Post contains images astuteman : I echo that. It's great to see this bird FINALLY going into revenue service. I'm looking forward to seeing them put to use in big numbers, and seeing
68 frigatebird : Nope, but IAD787 was That's something I'm really interested in. Will it be as quiet as the A340, or perhaps even A380? Would be a huge accomplishment
69 hal9213 : Well I thought they already had 20-30 built and were just waiting for testing/certs to finish? Depending on the modifications required, those could b
70 Post contains images OA260 : Great video thanks for the link. The windows really do look impressive. Great for photos
71 bikerthai : Does the cockpit windows seem larger also? Specially the side window. bikerthai
72 Post contains links nomadd22 : Seeing the pilot through the window in that one photo was the first time I really got a sense of scale for those windows. Either they're huge or he's
73 tdscanuck : The lighting scheme is selected by the cabin crew in real time...there's nothing about the airplane that fixes the "rainbow" in place, it would eithe
74 ikramerica : Maybe I never noticed because my native language is english.
75 Post contains links Tugger : One passenger quoted in an article on the flight stated it was quieter than the A380: http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...umid-cabin-whispering-en
76 Post contains images Stitch : I know some were wondering how quiet a CFRP fuselage would be, so it is comforting - literally - to see reports that passengers find the 787 to be a q
77 ghifty : I realise that it's at the crew/airline's preference. And that's exactly what I was asking. Will NH be flying their 787's with the rainbow sceme all
78 Babybus : I didn't realise before that Japan in fact manufacturers 30% of the 787. Guess that's why they are the first to fly it. It will be interesting to see
79 Stitch : NH was first to fly it because they placed the first order. At 50 frames, it was, I believe, the largest single launch order (the A380-800 was launch
80 Post contains images KPDX : I don't know. It's hard to get a measure from a Youtube video. But from what I could tell, the 787 is a LITTLE bit louder in the cabin than the A380.
81 Post contains images LGWflyer : Ahh but the louder the better is what I say! Nothing better powering up the runway at full blast with the engines roaring.
82 Post contains images KPDX : Yep. I agree, unfortunately many are "sensitive" these days to engine noise on these forums. Hence why I am glad that it isn't too quiet.
83 Post contains images LGWflyer : Haha yeah I know what you mean!
84 ikramerica : It would depend where they were sitting on the two aircraft, the payload on takeoff, etc. It's also quite possible the twin RRs are quieter on takeof
85 col : On board Calendar and goodies $500. Duty Free $200. Price for ticket $34,000. Bus ride to finish the final 300metres.. priceless. I totally represent
86 777way : Not a first, I think DC-10, MD-11, L-10-11 were huge too.
87 Revelation : Having seen the 787-8 up close last week at KPAE and KBFI, I would say that the 787-9 will look even better. I love the look of the -8 with the tall
88 tropical : Mmm... interesting account, that. I am sadly yet to fly on the A380 (let alone B787) but remember reading many statements from passengers on the A380
89 ikramerica : In the a380 it depends on where you are sitting. Upper deck has no engine noise from what I understand. But you do need to take a comment like " I di
90 glareskin : You are absolutely right that it makes a big difference where you are sitting. I have been in the A380 on several occasions now with SQ and LH. All o
91 Post contains images hal9213 : Asked myself the same thing about those seats. IFE actually is a totally different and new version (albeit same "style" look, obviously), Panasonic E
92 Post contains links bikerthai : Don't know why nobody posted this already. John has posted his 787 first commercial flight video blog. Great Video!!! http://www.flightglobal.com/blog
93 Post contains links flood : Jon started a thread on it himself: Pics & VIDS: So What's It Like To Fly 787? (by IAD787 Nov 4 2011 in Civil Aviation)
94 Post contains images bikerthai : No wonder why I didn't see it. It was posted on Friday and was buried in the second page when I got in this morning. bikerthai
95 PM : Until now ANA are doing a morning 787 rotation Haneda-Okayama-Haneda and and evening rotation Haneda-Hiroshima-Haneda: i.e. two rotations a day. With
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