N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2840 posts, RR: 25 Posted (2 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
I found some pictures from the Boeing factories taken in 1979 and I thought it would be worth scanning them and sharing them here. In comparison to the B 787- and A 350-production-threads, it might be interesting to see how it was about 33 years ago.
B 747 cockpit
Unfortunately I cannot say which 747 this actually is. I wonder if such a drawing helped or rather contributed to the reader’s confusion.
B 737 cockpit
Is it still this way with all the fasteners and tools are laying loose around? I would think that from time to time something fell down onto the fuselage section, something from which a 787-manager would get a heart attack
B 737 fuselage factory
Four guys having a nice lunch break next to the fuselage sections. Is it still allowed to eat there?
The tailplanes of some UA and Syrian Arab Airlines B727s:
22043 / 1559, B 727-294 destined for Syrian Arab Airlines
21908 / 1560, B 727-222 for United
22044 / 1561, B 727-294 destined for Syrian Arab Airlines
21909 / 1562, B 727-222 for United
21907 1558, B 727-222 for United
However, the two RB 727s never flew for Syrian Arab Airlines. Instead of this they were delivered to AVENSA.
B 737 / B 727 final assembly line in Renton
The first one is a Britannia B 737-204, followed by a Saudia B 737-268, Maersk B 737-2L9, Air Florida B 737-2T4 with “First Air Florida B 737” titles, delivered on December 17th 1979, Piedmont B 737-201 and finally a BA B 737-236.
The “First Air Florida B 737” title is obviously referring to the first B 737 produced for Air Florida since Air Florida operated second-hand 737 well before 1979. After being delivered, this Air Florida 737 looked as follows:
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
Amazing oldie pictures there....Thanks.
The one wherer the tech is going thru the paper wiring diagram......Lots of manual working....less automation & no computers....
Amazingly how different things are today......& imagine what it would be like in another 50yrs.