MSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 113 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12943 times:
Quoting simpilot459 (Reply 5): Am I crazy or did they not have one already painted in Ethiopian Colours, I seem to recall a picture for another site that showed a 787 in Ethiopian Colours or maybe I was seeing another airline.
May be because there is no 787 painted in full ET livery just the rudder.
spiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12805 times:
Quoting Fiedman (Reply 4): Am I crazy or did they not have one already painted in Ethiopian Colours, I seem to recall a picture for another site that showed a 787 in Ethiopian Colours or maybe I was seeing another airline.
What facility is that in Ft Worth/San Antonio that would be used for the paint job? Boeing facility? Is the paint shop in PAE that backed up? And as most of you have noted, why weren't the rudders painted in Mfg? Very strange as I seem to recall that LN49 has always been a ET destined plane...
Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 8):
Quoting Fiedman (Reply 4):
Am I crazy or did they not have one already painted in Ethiopian Colours, I seem to recall a picture for another site that showed a 787 in Ethiopian Colours or maybe I was seeing another airline.
I thought so as well
I was fooled like you guys. I think it may have been the 77Ls but I did a search and could not find any fully painted ET 787, so unless I did not search well enough, LN49 will be the first plane is fully color scheme.
BTW, do we know at which LN the heavy rework is no longer required? Must be in the mid 40s...
traindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 309 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7442 times:
Boeing has two separate operations in Texas. They are painting planes in Fort Worth. Here in San Antonio, they are doing required upgrades to the early 787 frames. There apparently is not enough space nor people in Seattle. so Boeing is using their facility here at Kelly USA, the former Kelly AFB.
Yes, and their PDX facilities where 777s often get painted. Note that 777 production has increased, they have to get through a backlog of 747s and 787s, 1-2 767s a month and new 787s are coming off the line and going to paint rather than being stored at PAE.
dkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 692 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4840 times:
Will ET take two 787 at once. nyc787,blogspot.com shows ET-AOQ and ET-AOR in final prep for delivery. And ET has the 787 doing ADD-CAN-ADD daily which requires 2 frames from AUG 16. Anybody have more info on this?
dkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 692 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4240 times:
ET will take delivery of the 787 on Aug 14.
"Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 14, 2012, in Seattle, Washington.
Ethiopian is proud to be the first airline from Africa, Europe, Americas and Middle East to take delivery of the Dreamliner, and to be able to offer its passengers the ultimate travel experience on-board this game changing aircraft before other carriers. “The fact that we are the first airline outside Japan to receive this ultra modern aircraft is an affirmation of our continuing pioneering role in African aviation. It is also a testimony of our commitment to give our passengers the best possible travel experience, with the best industry products and services.,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
After taking delivery, Ethiopian will fly its Dreamliner to Washington D.C. the next day, where the aircraft will be on display. During the exhibition, Ethiopian Dreamliner is expected to be visited by US Senators and House Representatives as well as Ambassadors, Executives from the World Bank and IMF, members of the Ethiopian community, the media and other invited guests.
Ethiopian Dreamliner, the first to be received by a non-Japanese carrier, will make its historic trip to Africa and will touchdown at Bole Addis Ababa International Airport on August 16, 2012. The airline will hold celebrations in Addis Ababa for the arrival of the aircraft and will soon announce its first Dream destinations."
25 ETinCaribe: Wow, that's quite something. It won't most likely. If time permitted, it would have been cool to go SEA-LHR (or even with a stop in IAD) to get there
26 Amexair: I'm so bummed I won't be in Addis to witness this historic event. Also, I thought it would be the second non-Japanese Dreamliner since Air India is e
27 dkny: ET-AOQ to be named "Africa Frist" http://ethiopianairlines.com/en/news/pressreleases.aspx?hl=%20326 "Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, said,
28 ETinCaribe: Hmmm, sounds a bit cheesy if you ask me. Why not just AFRICA! Reminds me of the "Ethiopia Tikdem" (Ethiopia First) slogan during the Communist era. S
29 MSN007: Actually it fits perfectly as it is indeed the first 787 in the continent.
30 ETinCaribe: Ok folks, this is the big day for ET. Only the 3rd operator to take ownership of a Dreamliner is a nice milestone that I am sure we will hear about ma
31 ETinCaribe: ET-AOQ has now been handed over to ET. She left PAE a few minutes ago on her way to IAD. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETAOQ Additional PR from E
32 working2gether: I'm heading over to IAD in a bit to watch it land. I'll take some videos and pictures and post them.