ual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 29424 times:
Would really have liked UA to bring at least the first 787 off the line with some kind of special livery, even if it was just a huge 787 on it or some thing that stands out. After all they are going to be the first north american company with the 787 so should make the most of it. That aside, I cannot wait to see it in service.
United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2512 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 29053 times:
Quoting ual777uk (Reply 5): Would really have liked UA to bring at least the first 787 off the line with some kind of special livery, even if it was just a huge 787 on it or some thing that stands out.
plateman From United States of America, joined May 2007, 914 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 27632 times:
More info from a White House pool report:
Fair use, public use based on journalism standards. Edited for spelling
>Finally, POTUS arrived at United plane. Its empty, except for plastic on
>the floor. The windows have dimmers-if you push them, they turn turquoise.
POTUS chatted --at first quietly, alas-- with 4 workers on the United
>plane, opening one overhead compartment and announcing "this space is
>He marveled at the turquoise window--"look at that! The thing goes dark
>on its own," and pronounced it "spiffy."
blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3478 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 26815 times:
Quoting bikerthai (Reply 21): Interesting, I guessing they pulled this plane out of the assembling line just to show case an airplane that goes to a US carrier.
And it won't even be on the background shots. If you see where the podium for the obligatory speech is located, the background will be the giant flag hanging from the ceiling and the other two 787s on the line.
It seems as though the whole purpose of having a United 787 first in the line is to make sure that Obama doesn't tour a plane destined for a foreign carrier...
I've got $h*t to do
25 Roseflyer: Actually, that 787 is line number 55 and was in that slot because that was where it was supposed to be. It was put in a slant position for the ceremo
26 timf: Since it's still on the production line, I doubt any of the United markings are really painted on. They likely just slapped decals with the titles and
27 overloaduk: What engines have United choose? I looked on newairplane.com but no luck
28 sweair: I was thinking the other day about the former test planes za004-6 in rework, wouldn't these first not so hot overweight but probably dirt cheap be goo
29 N766UA: "An America Built to Last"?! I'm getting awfully sick of all these garbage slogans, especially since they seem to be entirely ironic. That said, put s
30 bohica: It's the new version of eurowhite. In the USA it's called ameriwhite.