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First 787-9 Rolled Out  
User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2726 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 51623 times:

I felt a new variant of a major commercial airliner warranted a new thread.. so without further ado, here is ZB001.

Photo source: http://www.seattlepi.com/business/bo...ow/Boeing-787-9-roll-out-66549.php and credit to the photographer.

Thanks to KarelXWB for posting this link in the 787 production/delivery thread.

[Edited 2013-07-18 18:05:46 by moderators]

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User currently offlineSYDSpotter From Australia, joined Oct 2012, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 51719 times:

A much better proportioned airplane IMHO, the 787-8 looks a bit too stubby.

Hopefully this is not a frame which is being held up by some temporary bolts and fasteners...

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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 51443 times:

Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 1):
Hopefully this is not a frame which is being held up by some temporary bolts and fasteners...

It's the third aircraft to go into service with NZ. So I hope it will be too..

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3113 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 51419 times:

Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 1):
A much better proportioned airplane IMHO, the 787-8 looks a bit too stubby


Same feeling I had when the 763 rolled out. Nice looking plane, it could really male some liveries stand out, IMO.

User currently offlineslider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6785 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 51281 times:

She's a beaut!

Agree on the proportionality...I thought the same way with the 777-300, that is was a bit more filled out and visually impressive than the -200.

User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 51165 times:
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Looks awesome! Definitely agree. The added size makes it look more substantial. Congrats to Boeing!


User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2948 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 51032 times:

Stunning. How long will we have to wait before we see her in the air?

User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 51062 times:

Quoting slider (Reply 4):
Agree on the proportionality...I thought the same way with the 777-300, that is was a bit more filled out and visually impressive than the -200.

It's the GE90s that make the 77L & 77W look better proportionately...the old 773s just look anorexic by comparison

User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5731 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 50951 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 6):
Stunning. How long will we have to wait before we see her in the air?

I'm thinking it should be flying between very late August to early September depending on how ground testing goes.

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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4374 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 50943 times:

Looks as beautiful as a 757. Stunning!

User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 50886 times:

Looks like a 757. Can't wait to see it on some cool livery.

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User currently offlineetops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 50834 times:

What a beauty ! Hope the new AA converts their current 787 order to this variant .

User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 50832 times:

The extra length sure makes it look elegant!

User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2181 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 50759 times:

Quoting etops1 (Reply 11):
Hope the new AA converts their current 787 order to this variant .

They already have 30 of this variant on order.

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User currently offlinegeorgiaame From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 953 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 50660 times:

Much, much prettier than the -8, and the -8 isn't a bad looking aircraft. (Lends some hope for the real ugly duckling of the air, the A380, should that ever grow into a 389.) And if a slightly stretched 789 looks this good, the -10 will only be better. Hopefully, no teething pains for this one.

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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1869 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 50331 times:

Beautiful aircraft.

I have to admit, when it comes to looks, Boeing absolutely nailed it with the 787. Every single one, -8, -9 and -10 look just perfect to me.

I cannot wait to see what they will do with their new narrowbody, once it finally arrives after MAX.

User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 50229 times:

Those wings are gorgeous too. I saw JAL's 787-8 lift off from SAN a few days ago and with the wing flex, even from a distance you could tell it was a 787. Really beautiful plane. Now let's get her flying!

User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2963 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 50060 times:

What's the expected EIS for the -9?

The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 49996 times:

July 2014 according to ANZ


User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 49642 times:

Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 1):
A much better proportioned airplane IMHO, the 787-8 looks a bit too stubby.

Agree 100 %


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User currently offlineAY-MD11 From Finland, joined Feb 2001, 472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 days ago) and read 49246 times:

Nice looking bird! Hope she stays cool!! 

User currently onlinejayunited From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 days ago) and read 49014 times:

Now that is a beautiful airplane!! The 787-8 is simply to short and looks weird from certain angles but the 787-9 looks good that should mean that the 10 will look amazing.

User currently offlineWolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 days ago) and read 48600 times:

Not as beautiful as the A350 but still pretty good looking.

User currently offlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1782 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 days ago) and read 48293 times:

The tail is awesome, but I hope there's going to be more to the body!

User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5231 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 days ago) and read 48615 times:

Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 1):
A much better proportioned airplane IMHO, the 787-8 looks a bit too stubby.

That was my first thought too.

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25 seabosdca : These pictures were taken in the course of a move from the assembly line to the paint hangar. The aircraft will apparently be wearing the MAX livery.
26 OllieJolly : Slap me thrice and hand me to me Mama... In the immortal words of Will Smith; "I have got to get me one of these!"
27 singel09 : Finally the look she deserves ... get her up there where she belongs ..
28 clydenairways : Looks much better proportioned that the -8. It's got the same proportions as the 767-300.
29 Post contains images travelavnut : Yep, she looks lovely, even better than the -8 , still a bit partial to the Racoon though
30 columba : Looks much better than the 787-8 and the A350
31 jeppelainen : Wow, just.... WOW!! Such nice proportions compared to B788! It will surely be a success to all the spotters around the world.
32 sunrisevalley : I was aboard AC 876 a 77W yesterday morning into FRA and we parked alongside an ANA 788 serial no ending in13. my first impression was that it was alm
33 Post contains images EPA001 : Which was to be expected. Longer fuselages tend to give airplanes a better and more elegant look. Luckily the B787-9 is no exception to that "rule".
34 NDiesel : What a delight. It is far more comparable to the A359 in terms of aestethics than the 788.
35 brilondon : This was my first thought as well. The 787 has larger windows thus giving it the impression of being smaller than it really is. If you compare it to
36 warreng24 : Beautiful. Although I was expecting a 5 door vs 4 door. Any idea if the -10 will be a 5 door?
37 Braniff747SP : Grazie. Let's hope that she won't be delayed too much. Considering that Boeing has already certified and tested the -8, do they need to do everything
38 Post contains images OM617 : To me, reminiscent of the 764. Silly question: I assume it has, or will have, the logos of the airline customers on the port side? OM617
39 TrnsWrld : Looks great! First thing I thought of when seeing that side angle is it looks just like a 767-400.
40 Post contains images jporterfi : This looks amazing. Anyone know which airline's livery we will initially see on the -9s?
41 laca773 : What is the length difference between the 787-8, 787-9 and the 763ER?
42 aerorobnz : Air New Zealand will get the first 3 I think, All Black livery like ZK-OKQ & standard White and black one...
43 a380787 : Let's hope airlines will really utilize this plane to open up exciting new long-n-thin routes (e.g. NRT-SAN) instead of just improving yield of existi
44 AR385 : The Mexican Air Force should also be receving one in 2014, so that probably would be one. I think some of AM´s too are coming on in 2014, must be la
45 Tristan7977 : Most AA 787 orders are the -9 variant.
46 PlanesNTrains : Per a quick Google search: 767-300 180' 3" 787-8 186' 787-9 206' -Dave
47 glideslope : Yes it does. She's wider, but it looks very 757. Was not sure how the 900 would look built. I really like it. Hope all goes well. How many seats can
48 upperdeck : She's no A350 but she's certainly an improvement on the -8!
49 FirstClass : Nice one, the wings of the 787 are just stunning, especially when seen in flight from the inside of the plane
50 tortugamon : Any component that has not changed should not recertification. That is why they plan on delivering it much quicker. This just rolled off the assembly
51 Post contains links tortugamon : video has been posted. http://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/...9-dreamliner-rolls-out-of-factory/ tortugamon
52 Post contains images delta764 : The 789 looks like the future work horse for DL Intl flights.... hope so! I can already see the DL logo on this beauty
53 Post contains links and images OM617 : I was thinking of something like this: View Large View MediumPhoto © Mario J Craig ...but now I've seen the video you just posted and they are not t
54 flyingcello : We know that the laws of aerodynamics are the same in Toulouse as in Seattle, so how come the nose of the 787 looks superb, while the A350 front end l
55 ghifty : Perfect! The 787-9, IMO, looks like the most well-proportioned Dreamliner. Isn't that just the new Boeing house livery?
56 Post contains images holzmann : It's starting to look right. Certainly better than the A350. Natural winglets through wingflex > forced contrived shark fins But the real question
57 jmbarros12 : 100% agreed.
58 btblue : I so wish we had a 'like' feature on this site. Absolutely agree... the 757 (and VC-10) are my all time favourites. This may be up there too.
59 tortugamon : Makes sense now. I am thankful for not saying what I was going to say...Figured I was missing something tortugamon
60 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : There are many ways to Rome. There is a thread in tech / ops which explains both philosophy of Airbus and Boeing. The -8 always looked a bit cartooni
61 Tigerguy : Yep, that's one damn fine-looking plane. Where the -8 comes up just a tad short, the -9 hits a home run. The added length and resulting boost in propo
62 A388 : I totally agree with alll of you!!! The 787-9 is a better proportioned aircraft in my opinion too and even though I'm an Airbus fan, I do like this 7
63 garpd : Small non topic comment. But I just love how they continue to use the same font from the days of the 707 (perhaps even before? Anyone know?) Yet, it s
64 wingman : I'd have to say that is, hands down, the finest looking airliner right now. Hot damn, tongue is a draggin and eyeballs are completely popped out of th
65 FlyingGoat : That is one fine looking airplane! Best looking twin I've seen!
66 RussianJet : Definitely is looking more beautiful. Nice plane.
67 Viscount724 : And to complete the picture: 767-400 201' 4" I think black is too drab for an aircraft livery. Much prefer the old NZ blue livery.
68 DocLightning : Does anyone know if Boeing will paint a "DreamLivery" variant on this frame? I know that the "Dreamliner" livery is very expensive to paint, but it ju
69 Post contains images ghifty : And to further complete the picture, cabin-fuselage rations! B788: .1018 B789: .0919 B78J: .0845 B762: .1037 B763: .0916 B764: .0819 Funny to see tha
70 motorhussy : A much better balance of proportions than on that of its smaller sibling. Looking forward to seeing this in NZ colours - even if it does have to be th
71 AirCanadaA330 : Beautiful aircraft. Lets hope the -9 doesn't have the problems the -8 has had. Any idea when we will see her wearing Air Canada's colours?
72 platinumfoota : The Queen of the Skies must be jealous. WOW!
73 Dan23 : As expected she's a beauty! Improves on the already great lines of the -8.
74 sqa380fan : Really, really beautiful. The -8 always seemed too short, but the -9 is just perfect. Amazing lines! Have to say though, the lack of windows at the se
75 RayChuang : The 787-9 now looks like a slightly longer 767-300(ER).
76 tortugamon : I think they will have to have a bunch of 788s to replace their 85 763s and A332 as well. Their number of A333s, 764s, and 772s (42) is half that. If
77 akelley728 : Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. She is definitely a looker!
78 motorhussy : Interesting... I think the 787-8 is almost ugly whereas with this bird, everything makes sense - in the same way as the A350-900 looks just so very g
79 brilondon : The Boeing 763 is 53.7m and the 787-8 is 57m which in us is 176 feet and 197 feet. The 787-9 is longer still at 63m or 206 feet. Yeah, not as ugly or
80 Max Q : No, the Queen of the skies still rules. No light twin will change that.
81 jfk777 : Finally the 787 has a plane that is proportional. Love the fourth pair of doors just baack of the wing.
82 flightsimer : What AA has on order, is what AA will be getting. Their MOU/LOI was for 42 787-9's. When they placed their order, it switched to 12 787-8's and 30 78
83 Post contains images einsteinboricua : I saw the pictures on Tuesday. One of the perks of working with Boeing
84 MSPNWA : Nice plane, but I don't know if I like the proportions better than the -8. Need to see more pictures. The -8 looks like a short hot rod, and to me it'
85 platinumfoota : The Queen shall always rule. Just saying she might be jealous of the younger sleek looking member of the family
86 Asiaflyer : Great looking plane! Well done Boeing. I have to disagree, I find the -8 chubby and small looking. Its lacking personality and grace. -9 is looking wa
87 BlueSky1976 : The so-called "Queen" is DEAD. Accept it. And live on.
88 Post contains images frigatebird : Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder fur sure 4 doors. Well, let's hope so. Even for a new version of an existing model, 6 months is rather on
89 Max Q : How silly. The 747 is the Queen of the skies and always will be. It is a groundbreaking, revolutionary Aircraft that changed the industry forever, br
90 KarelXWB : Six months is for flight testing only, we must also add 1 month for certification, and another month for first delivery.
91 Post contains images airproxx : I thought I was the only one thinking that the A350 looks like a badly quickly revamped A330 with ugly wing roots, poorly designed tail, ridiculous w
92 airproxx : Ahhh... an Aviation killing its memories is dead anyway. I won't live with that. The 747, from many prospects, was, is, and will remain the Queen of
93 airproxx : Amen.
94 SASMD82 : A very very old Queen that still wears old-fashioned clothes. She has got an attemp to wear modern clothes but it was/is a failure. But her heart has
95 Post contains images EPA001 : I can only strongly disagree with your observation. And since that is true we can not really argue over how anyone "judges" the beauty of a design. I
96 AA777 : No, I dont think it should be called a failure at all. There isn't much room for VLA's in the market and the A380 took in the greater portion of the
97 discoverCSG : What are cabin-fuselage rations?
98 AA777 : Its interesting because the 787 doesn't look much bigger than a 763, in fact its sleeker nose I think makes it look smaller around than a 767 appears.
99 seabosdca : We see AA doing that already. They are replacing their 763 fleet with a few 788s but more 789s. I expect DL to do much the same.
100 777Boeing777 : I flew on one from FRA-IAD back in March, and it is a fantastic a/c. I was amazed at how quiet it is, especially on take-off. No more thunderous rumb
101 Post contains images astuteman : LOL. All that and an Airbus too ...... and I had you pegged as their biggest fan Agree with this though. is a pretty airplane Rgds
102 tortugamon : For me it is the windows that does it. The windows are larger so it makes the aircraft appear smaller in proportion. Its my eyes playing tricks on me
103 ghifty : The 787 is longer and wider than a 767, yes. However, the ratio of fuselage width to fuselage length on both types (763 v 789) are almost equal. That
104 PC12Fan : I don't believe they would be calling her the Queen anymore if she was dead. Evidently you missed that memo. Some of us are very aware of your disdai
105 OM617 : That makes sense. But still, the first thing I thought upon seeing the pictures was "looks like a 767-400" (except for the nose cone, of course). The
106 777Boeing777 : Hoping they go forward with those liveries. Stunning, simply stunning!
107 pnwtraveler : I don't think the 8 looks bad, it just looks smaller than it is. It looks like a 767-200 sized plane. Now the 9 looks sleek and very well proportione
108 brilondon : I don't criticize your opinions, why am I not allowed to have mine? Exactly. That is how I see it, the A350 just looks goofy like it was put together
109 Post contains links and images tortugamon : She has her clothes on. http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingcompany/9375872988/lightbox/
110 YXwatcherMKE : Why are the windows covered from the inside of the A/C?
111 Post contains images 817Dreamliiner : Looks great!
112 rwy04lga : Only if you don't include the Vickers Type 618.
113 EK413 : :D I hope the B789 ain't jinxed!!! EK8413
114 factsonly : You like 4-engined take-off rumbles,........ Ahhh...........nostalgia ...........for DC8-30/50s; DC8-63 and B707-320 offered great rumbling take-offs
115 DocLightning : The livery is a bit odd. Seems as if they've tweaked down the Dreamliner livery a bit.
116 Post contains images lostsound : All that has changed is the tail artwork. It is now in the style of the MAX's tail design. Love in the -9 much more than the -8. It looks more propor
117 Post contains links and images 817Dreamliiner : Some more photos: First 787-9 Unveiled with New Livery by The Boeing Company, on Flickr First 787-9 Unveiled with New Livery by The Boeing Company, on
118 AVENSAB727 : When does UA get the first 787-9?
119 Post contains images SCL767 : The 787-9 looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it in LAN's livery!
120 alexchao : The airplane in it's new livery looks fantastic!
121 Post contains images Sooner787 : I'm visiting friends in SEA next week, definitely adding a stop at KPAE to see this beauty in person
122 tortugamon : The vertical stabilizer looks different than on the 788. At least to my eye. I know the horizontal stabilizer was changed on the 787-9 but I had not h
123 EmiratesEK231 : Been following this thread since the beginning, and this is my first chance to comment. FINALLY, I can state that the 787 is anything close to the wor
124 Ruscoe : I thought so too, but I think it is just the way it is painted. Ruscoe
125 Polot : The test equipment on the top probably isn't helping.
126 Sooner787 : Apologies if this has been noted already, but will ZB001 be refurbished and delivered to a customer after flight tests ?
127 KarelXWB : Yes it will, ZB001 should be delivered to NZ in September or October 2014.
128 fun2fly : 2015 I believe.
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