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B787 Coming To LHR on April 27th  
User currently offlineLhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 19596 times:

We at BA have been told a B787 is coming in to LHR on the 27th April.
On its visit it will be shown off at the BA Maintenance Base for familiarisation with
our Engineering and Ground Staff.
No other info at the mo but i presume it will carry out other Airfield functions and
be just a day visit?
Missed it at Farnborough a couple of years ago so looking forward to its arrival, should be a great sight!!

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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 19479 times:

Has BA ordered the 787? I haven't heard anything about potential orders. Seems like it'd be a good fit for BA


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 19435 times:

What airline will be flying a B-787-8 to LHR? Will it be Japan Airlines? Are ANA planning to start a service?

I am happy to hear that LHR will get a visit from that beauty airplane. All the A380s on the tarmac will frown when they see her. They will be green with envy looking at her gracious silhouette.   

I can tell you one thing. I was at Farnborough two years ago to see the 787. It was love at first flight. I knew I would be on one as soon as they would start service (ANA We Fly First) and I made it happen.

ANA 787 Dreamliner HND-FRA Inaugural - Part 2 (by MadameConcorde Jan 27 2012 in Trip Reports)

The B-787 is as much a pleasure to fly on as it is to look at, especially with the expert on board service delivered by ANA cabin crew. Those flexed wings are quite amazing!

        



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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7437 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 19418 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Has BA ordered the 787?

announced September 2007, signed in December 2007, BBC story.


User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9810 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 19357 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 2):


What airline will be flying a B-787-8 to LHR? Will it be Japan Airlines? Are ANA planning to start a service?

It would be for BA. 787 tour's next stops includes Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid, and London.

BA is looking at getting delivery of the 787s in 2013 last I heard.



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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 927 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 19236 times:

We had one in about a month ago on a diversion due to fog.. Not sure why it diverted from FRA to LHR but hey!
I don't start till 6pm so shall look forward to this!!



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User currently offlineLhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 19087 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Has BA ordered the 787? I haven't heard anything about potential orders. Seems like it'd be a good fit for BA

BA placed a firm order for 24 B787s along with an order for 12 A380s.
The order also included options on another 25 aircraft (mostly 787s i understand)
These will replace their fleet of B767s and B747s.
Also in the rumour mill is BA looking at potentially more 77Ws in addition to
the few options they have. Just a rumour though i quote!!


User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2595 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 18995 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 5):
We had one in about a month ago on a diversion due to fog.. Not sure why it diverted from FRA

Due to fog at other airports like CDG and MUC, was mentioned here:

ANA 787 Diverted To Heathrow (by jpanesar Mar 1 2012 in Aviation Polls)



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User currently offlinesteve7e7 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 478 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 18841 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 5):
I don't start till 6pm so shall look forward to this!!

How about a mini meet on the 27th? Anyone else up for it?


User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 927 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 18757 times:

Quoting steve7e7 (Reply 8):

Hell yeh! Spread the word...  



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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 17176 times:
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My birthday... Sounds like a plan, don't you think?


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User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 16959 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Has BA ordered the 787? I haven't heard anything about potential orders. Seems like it'd be a good fit for BA

LOL...Head in sand much?  

Yup loads on the way. First one due to arrive early 2013 and enter service around the same time as the 380s!



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 14691 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 11):
LOL...Head in sand much?

Haha sorry I haven't kept up with orders until quite recently. But I'd be interested to see what routes it'd fly. I have a strong feeling JFK and LAX will get some routes...perhaps the daily to PHX might be replaced by a 787? (I hope not, it's awesome seeing the 747 fly over my apartment every day)



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 14604 times:

Quoting steve7e7 (Reply 8):

How about a mini meet on the 27th? Anyone else up for it?

See you there!



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 14499 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 12):

The 787 is going to be 3 cass, highly doubt would replace a 4 class aircraft on routes like JFK and LAX


User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 14177 times:
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I have some photos of the 787 on the ground at LHR. Unfortunately they are taken from inside a BA 767 whilst we were taxiing to the runway so are not brilliant. She followed us to the runway and I presume took off after us.

If only I could work out how to post them...

She is a terrific-looking bird. The captain came on the tannoy and told us about the 787 on the left of the aircraft (we had already spotted her and were clicking away). The captain was clearly very excited. Most of the passengers did not know what the fuss was about.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13874 times:

Quoting vhtje (Reply 15):
If only I could work out how to post them...

Get a free Photobucket account and host your pictures on there.
http://register.photobucket.com/

Then you can post the links here.

  

I love ANA787 JA805A my inaugural Dreamliner



  



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User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13436 times:
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Oh! Thank you MadameConcorde!

Here are the photos - apologies for the quality, it was from behind a dirty 767 window on a foggy London day with a not-terrific camera. But here they are:

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s458/evanstim/DSC06393.jpg

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s458/evanstim/DSC06392.jpg

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s458/evanstim/DSC06389.jpg

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s458/evanstim/DSC06383.jpg


User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12735 times:

N787BX due LHR 0700 on the 22nd, departs to MAN at 1700 on 23rd. Crap times!

User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12588 times:

I heard it may be visiting LUTON thanks to Thomson.. Score 1 for being able to view it at the crashgate if that ends up being true.

User currently offlinebtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12286 times:
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Quoting LhrRampRats (Reply 6):
BA placed a firm order for 24 B787s along with an order for 12 A380s.
The order also included options on another 25 aircraft (mostly 787s i understand)
These will replace their fleet of B767s and B747s.
Also in the rumour mill is BA looking at potentially more 77Ws in addition to
the few options they have. Just a rumour though i quote!!

BA absolutely love the 777W and are kicking themselves for not ordering it sooner but, they are likely to order the 777-900 when launched as it will most likely offer RR on the wing. That's what I've heard.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11544 times:

Quoting vhtje (Reply 17):
Here are the photos

This is my JA805A!!!!! So beautiful... I LOVE her!!!!

        

The kind of pictures I like - taken by surprise! They're the best!

  



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7737 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10190 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 4):
BA is looking at getting delivery of the 787s in 2013 last I heard.

  

Six 787 836s, G-ZBJA to 'JF, CN 38609 to 38614, are due for delivery in 2013.

The six 77Ws BA currently operates were ordered in a special deal with Boeing after the manufacturer said that the six 788s detailed above would not be delivered in tiime for the London 2012 Olympics as originally planned.


User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1831 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8298 times:

Late comers will get the more optimized on spec LN90+ frames, not a true compensation but still, something to be pleased about.

User currently offlinebooforty From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2010, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8149 times:

I'd be up for meeting at LHR to see her  

25 CaptainKramer : The 64 million dollar question is, depending on the prevailing winds on the day; which runway? 27R/27L or 09L/09R to take arrival photo's, especially
26 hotplane : It works out as a 27L arrival and departure if on westerlies. The timings aren't great so I don't think it's worth the hassle regardless of the weathe
27 CaptainKramer : Thanks Hotplane. I'd be happy with a silouette, it would certainly be unmistakeable, in profile or from front on, especially that wing flex.
28 gilesdavies : Rumour has it, that the 787 will be visiting Luton for a few hours, with it being the HQ for Monarch and Thomson who have both ordered the aircraft...
29 Post contains images NYC777 : i wonder when the 787 is going to visit Toulouse? Ya' know to see Air France?
30 Post contains links and images garpd : You don't read much do ya? They ordered back in 2007. About the same time I was mocking one up as a "what if?" drawing.
31 PHX787 : Haha, if they did that, they should put markings on the side like Airbus did with the A346, like "Lighter, faster, More Efficient," etc etc haha
32 booforty : Is it coming 22nd now rather than 27th?
33 hotplane : One of the BA refueling guys at LHR has been told the 22nd.
34 david_itl : Both dates. On 23rd it routes LHR-MAN at 1700. On the 24th at MAN it does 1 local flight then is parked up until 27th when it leaves for LHR at 0900
35 Post contains links blackwidow : They cancelled their order...... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...s-cancels-entire-787-order-361663/ Dont Brits get theirs this year?
36 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I understand that Concorde AB is visible at Heathrow again and she will be displayed in the airport for the Olympics. I would love it if they did a ph
37 tdscanuck : Which website? I'm intrigued. Tom.
38 hotplane : Probably Plane Mad. Same site that said Flybe were coming to LHR.
39 Post contains links jumpjets : If anyone is interested there is a Boeing website devoted to the 787's world tours http://www.newairplane.com/787/dreamtour It shows the UK leg of the
40 david_itl : But a crucial difference.... some clown is deliberately putting up rogue information on movements that are expected are various airports but after th
41 LN-KGL : And David, we may be need to add another change to the original message - according to Norwegian Air Shuttle the departure from Heathrow on 1 May will
42 Post contains links AwyrCymru : Just noticed on flightaware that BOE787 has left Seattle and is on her way to Heathrow Flightaware[Edited 2012-04-22 07:05:04]
43 PPVRA : On the ground according to flightradar24.
44 Post contains images virginblue4 : Yes I watched it come in (on flightradar24)
45 Spacemanuk : Affirmative ; i watched her from the bottom of 27R....Astounding, beautiful bird. Lots of LED lights, sleek and very quiet. Tony
46 APYu : I'm not sure if she will stop at Luton.[Edited 2012-04-23 07:05:48]
47 jumpjets : Unless there has been a late schedule change the Dreamliner wrorld tour website was showing LHR MAN and LGW in the UK.
48 DAL763ER : What time is it leaving for MAN today? I'm at Hatton Cross, but it's not departed yet.
49 neothearmal : Its not due at MAN till 22.15 so probably not until about 21.15ish. I think the time has been put back due to a late arrival of the plane from Seattle
50 david_itl : Doing a MAN-MAN fllight tomorrow which is expected to include a flyover of LTN. It departs MAN at 1130 and returns at 1330
51 PHX787 : an odd flightpath on this one, doesn't look like a great circle at all, more of a sharp angle and beeline into LHR
52 avion660 : Midday 24/04/12: Just flown over Stevenage in bound LTN ! Massive clouds and rain today but they all parted and the sun came out as she descended to 3
53 Post contains images emalad : Where is she heading now? Looking at flightradar24, she is climbing north. Too cloudy to see her over my house I think
54 Post contains images emalad : Just passed over my house in Derby at FL190, but it was too cloudy to see If she is heading to MAN, then EK17 is also about to arrive at the same time
55 skipness1E : Career ending for the Tower controller if they did....
56 Post contains images emalad : Lol
57 GDB : Just got back from looking over the aircraft in the hangar (same bay as in my time in Concorde Tech). Saw it land earlier in the day. Obviously first
58 skipness1E : What time is she leaving LHR? Anyone know?
59 tdscanuck : They're actually LCD's. But yes, they're huge! Tom.
60 Speedbirdie : I was told by the Boeing chaps that she was leaving some time Monday to go to Oslo. Had a fantastic day on her. Absolutely stunning!
61 Giancavia : Oh She came.. she just didnt land, which sucked lol.
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