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United's 787 Has Indeed Been Painted  
User currently offlineTeej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29921 times:

... and it's been featured for Obama's tour at Boeing today. Picture can be found here - http://yfrog.com/oej81exj

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User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29878 times:

Noo!!! Work blocks the pic  

Help?



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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29859 times:

Pretty dog-gon cool. Can't wait until it is delivered.

Would anyone know how much overweight this bird is compared to the ones ANA and Japan Airlines received? Have there been any weight improvements yet?



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29754 times:

Quoting Teej13 (Thread starter):
... and it's been featured for Obama's tour at Boeing today. Picture can be found here - http://yfrog.com/oej81exj

Partially painted....they are missing the cheat line and the underbelly is white.

Looks great...I cant wait to fly on her.



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User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29766 times:

 

I feel like I'm missing out. Curse you, filtered internet.



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User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29755 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.

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8527 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29693 times:
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Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 2):
Japan Airlines received?

- They don't have any yet.



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User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29437 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 2):
Would anyone know how much overweight this bird is compared to the ones ANA and Japan Airlines received?

It's very much underweight. Look at the bare engine pylons.  


User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29433 times:

Haha -- funny  

I should clarify, JL will be receiving theirs very soon and I'm sure final numbers (as far as weight go) are completed on them.



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User currently offlinepetera380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29379 times:
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All show I'm afraid!

User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 29395 times:

Quoting United1 (Reply 3):
Partially painted....they are missing the cheat line and the underbelly is white.

And no engines  

It is like someone de-pants the poor guy and he doesn't have any balls!


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 29384 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.

The Boeing logo seems extra large...


User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7538 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 29289 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 11):
The Boeing logo seems extra large...

It's a temporary sticker for this event.



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User currently offlineTeej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 28820 times:

Quoting Sulley (Reply 1):

Here's the photo, for those that couldn't link to it.



User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 28722 times:

Thank you 

She looks good... I can't wait to see her on the ramp at IAH.



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 28348 times:

Interesting that it has no cheatline yet...maybe they have not decided where to place it?

User currently offlinehiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 28166 times:

ya know..think I like it better without the cheatline and belly paint...cleaner. Just paint the motors blue to tie in the the tail and think it would be a winner.

User currently offlinetpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 28105 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

Me too!


One that said "Continental"   


User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 28037 times:

Quoting tpaewr (Reply 17):
Me too!


One that said "Continental"

Ba Dum Tss!

Maybe a Peter Max II



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 28030 times:

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 12):
Quoting United787 (Reply 11):
The Boeing logo seems extra large...

It's a temporary sticker for this event.

I'm guessing that so is the United on the front of the plane.

Quoting Sulley (Reply 18):
Maybe a Peter Max II?

ick...



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8957 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 27992 times:

I know it's a 787, but I still have to yawn at the livery. . .


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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2095 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 27970 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 10):

And no engines

Interesting, I guessing they pulled this plane out of the assembling line just to show case an airplane that goes to a US carrier.

Note that the planes behind it have engines and the one behind that is getting the engines installed.

Wonder what it took to shuffle the sequence like that just for POTUS.   

bt



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User currently offlineplateman From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 27963 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
>pretty good!"
>
>He marveled at the turquoise window--"look at that! The thing goes dark
>on its own," and pronounced it "spiffy."



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User currently offlineicanfly From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 27403 times:

I can't wait to fly a United 787 from AKL-IAH.


United: please start SYD-IAH!
User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3967 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 27146 times:
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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...



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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 Post contains images bohica : It's the new version of eurowhite. In the USA it's called ameriwhite.
31 Sulley : GE.
32 UA933 : Will UA's have 3-3-3 or 2-4-2 seating in Y?
33 bikerthai : Good, I would hate to think they spent so much time and energy just for a PR opportunity What happened to the engines then? bt
34 NYC777 : GE
35 Roseflyer : 9 abreast. With the exception of JAL and ANA, just about every airline has chosen 9 abreast. They spent quite a bit of money shutting the whole line
36 dynamicsguy : There should be. Line 55 is a blockpoint for changes. And there have been blockpoints at 7, 20 and 34.
37 UnitedTristar : I would suspect that the entire livery is just stickers temporarily applied for the event, I wouldn't think Boeing would just stop painting part way t
38 Max Q : Looks good the way it is. Otherwise it is way past time for a new paint scheme.
39 ghifty : Blegh! The 787 looks gross in the UA/CO colours. Makes it look like a 787-7, or something. +1,000,000. All these slogans are getting tiresome, I mean
40 Post contains images PacificClipper : Spot on.
41 rampart : Y A W N I remember when CO's new livery came out. It was several months before I realized there was a cheatline, it's so thin. But it grew on me, a v
42 Post contains links and images Eightball : It would be cool if at some point in time UA would paint a 787 in a retro Saul Bass livery, like this: Aviation-Design.Net:Design © Jennings HeiligTe
43 PM : Strictly speaking, that's not true. Continental chose GE and this plane is from the CO order. United haven't yet chosen - or, at least, announced - a
44 AirBuffalo : that's a bettter message... american exports stronger than ever!
45 Post contains links AA94 : You're absolutely right. Boeing applied decals for the event. This includes the UNITED titles, the globe on the tail (save for maybe the rudder) and
46 Post contains images ColAvionLover : It is a sticker! Reports say it isn't painted yet...take a closer look! From AirlineReporter
47 SXDFC : I completely agree, it makes it look a lot cleaner too!
48 stasisLAX : Very nice! I always loved that UA livery!
49 PacificClipper : Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z......a subtle bore if anything.
50 planesmith : ? What's that about?
51 Max Q : Why is it the rear fuselage section looks like it has not been connected yet ?!
52 AA737-823 : I noticed that, as well. I guess we laymen don't really know what stage of assembly the bird is actually in, given that it was simply in this positio
53 Post contains images Chimborazo : None His work internet was blocking the original linked photo. All good now as the actual pic has been posted. +1. They could've at least run a bead
54 ajhYXE : Meh...it doesn't look any worse than the current (new) UA scheme.
55 Glareskin : I back you on that one. The new United / old Continental livery is so cheap. The lastest pre-merger United was so cool. The only stylish that stayed
56 Post contains images Fly2HMO : What a lame livery. I was hoping they'd do something slightly different for this plane. Guess not
57 Post contains links and images gothamspotter : Those were decals, not paint. Interior that Obama toured was also temporary. More pics: http://nycaviation.com/2012/02/photo...ainted-united-airlines-
58 ATL : Looks great! It would have been nice to see it painted in full though. Although I think it's cool to see what it looks like without the cheat line and
59 Chimborazo : I'm going to get shouted at here.... The 787 is one ugly plane- especially in the photo above. The wings are nice but the whole front end just looks w
60 bmacleod : Looks fantastic, can't wait to see it flying!! When is estimated EIS entry-into-service?
61 neutronstar73 : No worries, Dude. People have their own tastes; nothing wrong with that. You shouldn't get shouted at for that. ; )
62 PLANEMANGROY : Looks too plain. Hopefully something more will be done to the paint scheme.
63 Post contains links Viscount724 : As others have confirmed, the aircraft has NOT been painted. If not mistaken, the white paint on the fuselage is a primer coat that's applied by the
64 Max Q : Not by me. I completely agree, the front does look all wrong and it sits too low to the ground.
65 VC10er : Why won't the new UNITED give us all what we want (which will be even good for them) an f'ing cool lauch livery? I really don't think Lippencott has t
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