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First 787-9 Rolled Out  
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2726 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 51643 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 19 hours ago) and read 51739 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, 7147 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 51463 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, 3114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 51439 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.



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User currently offlineslider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6785 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 51301 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 19 hours ago) and read 51185 times:
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Looks awesome! Definitely agree. The added size makes it look more substantial. Congrats to Boeing!

-AA777


User currently onlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2948 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 51052 times:

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

User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7147 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 51082 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 19 hours ago) and read 50971 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, 4378 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 50963 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 19 hours ago) and read 50906 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 19 hours ago) and read 50854 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 19 hours ago) and read 50852 times:

The extra length sure makes it look elegant!

User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 50779 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, 954 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 50680 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 18 hours ago) and read 50351 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.



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User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 50249 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 18 hours ago) and read 50080 times:

What's the expected EIS for the -9?


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User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 50016 times:

July 2014 according to ANZ

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....e-xml/AW_07_01_2013_p35-591569.xml


User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 49662 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 17 hours ago) and read 49266 times:

Nice looking bird! Hope she stays cool!! 

User currently offlinejayunited From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 49034 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 17 hours ago) and read 48620 times:

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

User currently offlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1783 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 48313 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 17 hours ago) and read 48635 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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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (1 year 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 50099 times:

Quoting rj777 (Reply 24):
The tail is awesome, but I hope there's going to be more to the body!

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.


User currently offlineOllieJolly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 49629 times:

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User currently onlinesingel09 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 50302 times:
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Finally the look she deserves ... get her up there where she belongs ..

User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 50029 times:

Looks much better proportioned that the -8. It's got the same proportions as the 767-300.

User currently onlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1586 posts, RR: 7
Reply 29, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 49764 times:

Quoting KPDX (Thread starter):
so without further ado, here is ZB001

Yep, she looks lovely, even better than the -8   , still a bit partial to the Racoon though  



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User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 30, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 48667 times:

Looks much better than the 787-8 and the A350


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User currently onlinejeppelainen From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 48664 times:

Wow, just.... WOW!!
Such nice proportions compared to B788!
It will surely be a success to all the spotters around the world.


User currently offlinesunrisevalley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 4857 posts, RR: 5
Reply 32, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 48631 times:

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 almost petit except that it was just a trifle chubby.

User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 33, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 47910 times:
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Quoting travelavnut (Reply 31):
Yep, she looks lovely, even better than the -8   ,

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".  


User currently offlineNDiesel From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 47498 times:

What a delight. It is far more comparable to the A359 in terms of aestethics than the 788.


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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 35, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 47146 times:

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

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 the 767 side by side you get a better perspective of the situation and realize that this is quite a large airliner. Once you fly it, the aircraft will seem larger especially when you look down the aisles.



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User currently offlinewarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 46987 times:

Beautiful. Although I was expecting a 5 door vs 4 door.

Any idea if the -10 will be a 5 door?


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2963 posts, RR: 1
Reply 37, posted (1 year 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 46872 times:

Quoting Rheinbote (Reply 18):
July 2014 according to ANZ

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 again for the -9 or can they cross-apply paperwork and whatnot?



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User currently offlineOM617 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 45814 times:

To me, reminiscent of the 764.


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Silly question: I assume it has, or will have, the logos of the airline customers on the port side?

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User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 917 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (1 year 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 45202 times:

Looks great! First thing I thought of when seeing that side angle is it looks just like a 767-400.

User currently offlinejporterfi From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 40, posted (1 year 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 45220 times:

Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 1):

  

This looks amazing. Anyone know which airline's livery we will initially see on the -9s?


User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 41, posted (1 year 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 44938 times:
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What is the length difference between the 787-8, 787-9 and the 763ER?

User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7147 posts, RR: 13
Reply 42, posted (1 year 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 44933 times:

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 40):
This looks amazing. Anyone know which airline's livery we will initially see on the -9s?

Air New Zealand will get the first 3 I think, All Black livery like ZK-OKQ & standard White and black one...


User currently offlinea380787 From Canada, joined Jul 2013, 964 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 44338 times:

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 existing 77E services

User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6129 posts, RR: 30
Reply 44, posted (1 year 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 43855 times:
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Quoting jporterfi (Reply 40):
Anyone know which airline's livery we will initially see on the -9s?

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 last quarter though.



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User currently offlineTristan7977 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (1 year 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 43807 times:

Quoting etops1 (Reply 11):

Most AA 787 orders are the -9 variant.



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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5445 posts, RR: 29
Reply 46, posted (1 year 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 42817 times:

Quoting laca773 (Reply 41):
What is the length difference between the 787-8, 787-9 and the 763ER?

Per a quick Google search:

767-300 180' 3"
787-8 186'
787-9 206'

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User currently offlineglideslope From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1603 posts, RR: 0
Reply 47, posted (1 year 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 42764 times:

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 10):

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

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 a carrier put in this frame in a high density configuration?



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User currently offlineupperdeck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2010, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 48, posted (1 year 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 42092 times:

She's no A350 but she's certainly an improvement on the -8!

User currently offlineFirstClass From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 49, posted (1 year 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 41951 times:

Nice one, the wings of the 787 are just stunning, especially when seen in flight from the inside of the plane

User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 50, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 40869 times:

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 37):
Considering that Boeing has already certified and tested the -8, do they need to do everything again for the -9 or can they cross-apply paperwork and whatnot?

Any component that has not changed should not recertification. That is why they plan on delivering it much quicker.

Quoting OM617 (Reply 38):
Silly question: I assume it has, or will have, the logos of the airline customers on the port side?

This just rolled off the assembly line. It is heading into the paint hangar now. This one will have NZ livery but not for a couple months. Expect it to have Max livery until then.

Quoting a380787 (Reply 43):
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 existing 77E services

I think the -8 will be for the new routes. This one will be for long routes. The -10 will be for 'regional' trunk routes.

Quoting glideslope (Reply 47):
How many seats can a carrier put in this frame in a high density configuration?

Right now the 787 has a max capacity of 381. The 77E with four doors has a max of 440. The highest seat count of 788 operators is 335. If you add 20 feet that is almost 8 rows of coach or 72 seats. Adding 7 rows is 398 seats. We may see high density 789 on Japanese domestic routes to replace their 400 seat 772s

tortugamon


User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 51, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 40656 times:

video has been posted.

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/...9-dreamliner-rolls-out-of-factory/

tortugamon


User currently offlinedelta764 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 52, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 40122 times:

The 789 looks like the future work horse for DL Intl flights.... hope so! I can already see the DL logo on this beauty  

User currently offlineOM617 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 53, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 39498 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 51):
Quoting OM617 (Reply 38):Silly question: I assume it has, or will have, the logos of the airline customers on the port side?
This just rolled off the assembly line. It is heading into the paint hangar now. This one will have NZ livery but not for a couple months. Expect it to have Max livery until then.

I was thinking of something like this:


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...but now I've seen the video you just posted and they are not there. Thanks for the video post!   

It will indeed look nice in the updated NZ livery!

OM617


User currently offlineflyingcello From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2010, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 39190 times:

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 looks so awkward? I suppose the A350 inherited some of those looks from the A380...

The 787-9 looks superb...only this week I got a close-up of the first BA 787-8, and it looked fantastic, but the -9 is perfectly proportioned.


User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 55, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 39078 times:
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Perfect! The 787-9, IMO, looks like the most well-proportioned Dreamliner.

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 25):
The aircraft will apparently be wearing the MAX livery.

Isn't that just the new Boeing house livery?



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User currently offlineholzmann From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 56, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 39145 times:

It's starting to look right. Certainly better than the A350.

Natural winglets through wingflex > forced contrived shark fins 

But the real question is...will it burn?

(Or does it blend?)


User currently offlinejmbarros12 From Brazil, joined Nov 2007, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 57, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 38948 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 3):

100% agreed.



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User currently offlinebtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 578 posts, RR: 4
Reply 58, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 38989 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 9):

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.



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 59, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 38656 times:

Quoting OM617 (Reply 54):

Makes sense now. I am thankful for not saying what I was going to say...Figured I was missing something

tortugamon


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 60, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 38744 times:

Quoting flyingcello (Reply 55):
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 looks so awkward? I suppose the A350 inherited some of those looks from the A380...

There are many ways to Rome. There is a thread in tech / ops which explains both philosophy of Airbus and Boeing.

Quoting ghifty (Reply 56):
Perfect! The 787-9, IMO, looks like the most well-proportioned Dreamliner.

The -8 always looked a bit cartoonish, the -9 looks definitely better but the -10 will be the best looking 787 IMO.

Quoting ghifty (Reply 56):
Isn't that just the new Boeing house livery?

It is.

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 37):
Considering that Boeing has already certified and tested the -8, do they need to do everything again for the -9 or can they cross-apply paperwork and whatnot?

They won't, that's why flight testing will only take 6 months.

Quoting OM617 (Reply 54):
It will indeed look nice in the updated NZ livery!

Which one do you prefer?

http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Air-NZ-white-livery-press.jpg

http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Air-NZ-black-livery-press.jpg

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 51):
This just rolled off the assembly line. It is heading into the paint hangar now. This one will have NZ livery but not for a couple months. Expect it to have Max livery until then.

ZB001 should be delivered to NZ in October or November 2014, the airframe will need refurbishment first.

[Edited 2013-07-18 13:11:30]


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User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 61, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 38340 times:

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 proportions, at least to me, makes the nose less of a factor. It's still a shape that I'm getting used to, but here, I say they've got one pretty girl rolled out. Not going on my "sexiest airliners" list yet, but it's definitely up for consideration.


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9712 posts, RR: 11
Reply 62, posted (1 year 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 38007 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 3):
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
Quoting AA777 (Reply 5):
Looks awesome! Definitely agree. The added size makes it look more substantial. Congrats to Boeing!

-AA777
Quoting OA412 (Reply 24):
Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 1):
A much better proportioned airplane IMHO, the 787-8 looks a bit too stubby.

That was my first thought too.

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 787-9 better compared to the A350-900. I still need to get used to that new Airbus nose on the A350. Even so, they will both be excellent aircraft, I'm sure!!! In the end its the economics of the aircraft that counts, especially in today's environment.

Nice work Boeing and good luck with the certification process of this beauty!!! She is splendid!!!

A388


User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2613 posts, RR: 4
Reply 63, posted (1 year 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 37115 times:

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 still looks just at home on the 787s tail as it does on the 707.

And to get back on topic, I echo comments of many here, the 9 looks better balanced in length, width and height. Magnificent looking machine.



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User currently offlinewingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2208 posts, RR: 5
Reply 64, posted (1 year 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 33021 times:

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 the noggin.

Now if she can overcome her little sisters bad habits all will be forgiven.


User currently offlineFlyingGoat From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 65, posted (1 year 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 32643 times:

That is one fine looking airplane! Best looking twin I've seen!

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 66, posted (1 year 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 32396 times:
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Definitely is looking more beautiful. Nice plane.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24796 posts, RR: 22
Reply 67, posted (1 year 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 32398 times:

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 46):
Quoting laca773 (Reply 41):
What is the length difference between the 787-8, 787-9 and the 763ER?

Per a quick Google search:

767-300 180' 3"
787-8 186'
787-9 206'

And to complete the picture:

767-400 201' 4"

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 60):
Quoting OM617 (Reply 54):
It will indeed look nice in the updated NZ livery!

Which one do you prefer?

I think black is too drab for an aircraft livery. Much prefer the old NZ blue livery.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19374 posts, RR: 58
Reply 68, posted (1 year 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 32128 times:

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 just looks so friggin' cool!

User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 69, posted (1 year 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 31840 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 67):
And to complete the picture:

767-400 201' 4"

And to further complete the picture, cabin-fuselage rations!

B788: .1018
B789: .0919
B78J: .0845

B762: .1037
B763: .0916
B764: .0819

Funny to see that people liken the 789 to the 764 when her ratios are actually closer to the 763!

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 67):
I think black is too drab for an aircraft livery. Much prefer the old NZ blue livery.

  



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User currently offlinemotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3132 posts, RR: 9
Reply 70, posted (1 year 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 30863 times:

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 the new black and white scheme.


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User currently offlineAirCanadaA330 From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 71, posted (1 year 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 30162 times:
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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?



Cheers;
User currently offlineplatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 72, posted (1 year 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 29737 times:
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The Queen of the Skies must be jealous. WOW!


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User currently offlineDan23 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 73, posted (1 year 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 29670 times:

As expected she's a beauty! Improves on the already great lines of the -8.

User currently offlinesqa380fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 35 posts, RR: 1
Reply 74, posted (1 year 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 29339 times:

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 seams bugs me a bit. More noticeable on the -9...

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7986 posts, RR: 5
Reply 75, posted (1 year 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 29173 times:

The 787-9 now looks like a slightly longer 767-300(ER).

User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 76, posted (1 year 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 28379 times:

Quoting delta764 (Reply 52):
The 789 looks like the future work horse for DL Intl flights.

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 you are anticipating 763s being upgauged to take advantage of the better economics of the 789 then I can see your point. Now we just need to see an order come in!

tortugamon


User currently offlineakelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2189 posts, RR: 5
Reply 77, posted (1 year 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 28159 times:

Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. She is definitely a looker!

User currently offlinemotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3132 posts, RR: 9
Reply 78, posted (1 year 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 27745 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 15):
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.

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 good.



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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 79, posted (1 year 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 27540 times:

Quoting laca773 (Reply 41):

What is the length difference between the 787-8, 787-9 and the 763ER?

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.

Quoting upperdeck (Reply 48):
She's no A350 but she's certainly an improvement on the -8

Yeah, not as ugly or weird looking as the A350.



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User currently onlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4359 posts, RR: 19
Reply 80, posted (1 year 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 26428 times:

Quoting platinumfoota (Reply 72):
The Queen of the Skies must be jealous. WOW!

No, the Queen of the skies still rules.


No light twin will change that.



The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8276 posts, RR: 7
Reply 81, posted (1 year 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 25950 times:
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Finally the 787 has a plane that is proportional. Love the fourth pair of doors just baack of the wing.

User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 538 posts, RR: 1
Reply 82, posted (1 year 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 25616 times:

Quoting etops1 (Reply 11):

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 30 787-9's. If anything, I could see them switching more -9's to -8's.

I too believe the 787-9 looks better than the -8. It's not just perception though, the 787-8 is literally stubby. It is one of the few large airliners out there that has a wingspan wider than the Aircraft's length. The others being the 747SP A330-200, A380-800 and possibly the A350-800 if it gets built. I think had the 787-3 been built, people would have not thought it was so stubby looking with the shorter wings.



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2978 posts, RR: 8
Reply 83, posted (1 year 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 25601 times:

I saw the pictures on Tuesday. One of the perks of working with Boeing  


"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1903 posts, RR: 2
Reply 84, posted (1 year 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 24031 times:

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's nearly the perfect length.

User currently offlineplatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 85, posted (1 year 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 22940 times:
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Quoting Max Q (Reply 80):
No, the Queen of the skies still rules.


No light twin will change that.

The Queen shall always rule. Just saying she might be jealous of the younger sleek looking member of the family



Never forget United 93
User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 86, posted (1 year 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 22523 times:

Great looking plane! Well done Boeing.

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 84):
Nice plane, but I don't know if I like the proportions better than the -8.

I have to disagree, I find the -8 chubby and small looking. Its lacking personality and grace. -9 is looking way better!

Quoting brilondon (Reply 79):
Yeah, not as ugly or weird looking as the A350.

Cant you just like it without showing your hate towards Aibus?



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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1869 posts, RR: 4
Reply 87, posted (1 year 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 22133 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 80):
No, the Queen of the skies still rules.


No light twin will change that.

The so-called "Queen" is DEAD. Accept it. And live on.



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User currently onlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 88, posted (1 year 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 20636 times:

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 22):
Not as beautiful as the A350

 Wow! Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder fur sure  
Quoting warreng24 (Reply 36):
Any idea if the -10 will be a 5 door?

4 doors.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 60):
Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 37):Considering that Boeing has already certified and tested the -8, do they need to do everything again for the -9 or can they cross-apply paperwork and whatnot?They won't, that's why flight testing will only take 6 months.

Well, let's hope so. Even for a new version of an existing model, 6 months is rather on the optimistic side. The 77L (11 months) and 77F (7 months) took longer, and those were argueably less different from earlier models than the 787-9.



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User currently onlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4359 posts, RR: 19
Reply 89, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 20162 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 87):

No, the Queen of the skies still rules.


No light twin will change that.

The so-called "Queen" is DEAD. Accept it. And live on.

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, bringing affordable air travel to people that could never come close to buying a ticket before.


It was and is, magnificent, impressive and beautiful.



It is simply in a different league to any other Civilian Transport, no matter how much they change.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 90, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 20139 times:

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 88):
Well, let's hope so. Even for a new version of an existing model, 6 months is rather on the optimistic side. The 77L (11 months) and 77F (7 months) took longer, and those were argueably less different from earlier models than the 787-9.

Six months is for flight testing only, we must also add 1 month for certification, and another month for first delivery.



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User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 91, posted (1 year 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18297 times:

Quoting brilondon (Reply 79):
Yeah, not as ugly or weird looking as the A350.

                 

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 wing/shark-lets and an awful nose cone!

But stick with the thread, just a question of taste I admit, but to me the 787-8 is definitely the most beautiful looking 787, the -9 is already too long, and as Viscount mentioned, the proportions reminds me more of the 767-400 than the -300 version...
I love the 787 design, graceful bird, and a stretched version is already too much IMHO... But still it's a very charming bird.



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User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 92, posted (1 year 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18186 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 87):

The so-called "Queen" is DEAD. Accept it. And live on.

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 the skies, leaving no other room for any airliner from our era to impact commercial aviation as much as she did.

You should accept it, and live with it.



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User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 93, posted (1 year 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18125 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 80):
No, the Queen of the skies still rules.


No light twin will change that.

Amen.



If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same
User currently offlineSASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 94, posted (1 year 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 16629 times:

Quoting airproxx (Reply 92):
Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 87):

The so-called "Queen" is DEAD. Accept it. And live on.

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 the skies, leaving no other room for any airliner from our era to impact commercial aviation as much as she did.

You should accept it, and live with it.

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 still some time to keep the blood running through her veins. So yes, she is the Queen of the sky but as the 747 Classic is nearly extinguished and the 747-400 is being retired quite fast by many airlines and the 748 being a failure so far (may we say that?), the Queen gets old.....

I find the 747 indeed a true milestone in aviation but the 707 (first intercontinal jet), Caravelle (first short distance jet) and Comet (first civilian jet ever) were milestones as well. And the A320 *(first true FBW). And we can keep summing the 'firsts'.

Remember BTW that the 747 was initially not designed as a civilian transport plane.


User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 95, posted (1 year 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 16160 times:
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Quoting holzmann (Reply 56):
It's starting to look right. Certainly better than the A350.

I can only strongly disagree with your observation.

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 88):
Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder fur sure  

And since that is true we can not really argue over how anyone "judges" the beauty of a design. I think the B787-9 looks fantastic, almost as beautiful as the A350-900.  .


User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 96, posted (1 year 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14047 times:
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Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 94):
and the 748 being a failure so far (may we say that?)

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 market share and was timed better etc. Despite low sales, I think its a beautiful aircraft that has had a seamless transition into service. I am glad at least LH ordered quite a few of them. I've heard nothing but excellent reviews by those who have flown on them.

-AA777


User currently offlinediscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 97, posted (1 year 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 13908 times:

Quoting ghifty (Reply 69):
cabin-fuselage rations!

What are cabin-fuselage rations?


User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 98, posted (1 year 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 13573 times:
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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. So It will be interesting to see how the 789 looks compared to 763 and also the A333. Maybe it's because they 787 appears to sit relatively low to the ground compared to the A330 series, in particular. I just was surprised about... what makes it seem so petite when really its a pretty big plane.

User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 99, posted (1 year 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 13496 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 76):
If you are anticipating 763s being upgauged to take advantage of the better economics of the 789 then I can see your point.

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.


User currently offline777Boeing777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 100, posted (1 year 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 13382 times:

Quoting AA777 (Reply 96):
I've heard nothing but excellent reviews by those who have flown on them.

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 rumbling like her earlier models, which is nice, but I admit that the sound of those 4 engines on the 744 is awesome.

[Edited 2013-07-19 08:22:58]

User currently offlineastuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9976 posts, RR: 96
Reply 101, posted (1 year 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13391 times:
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Quoting airproxx (Reply 91):
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 wing/shark-lets and an awful nose cone!

LOL. All that and an Airbus too ......
and I had you pegged as their biggest fan  
Quoting airproxx (Reply 92):
an Aviation killing its memories is dead anyway. I won't live with that.

Agree with this though.

Quoting Dan23 (Reply 73):
As expected she's a beauty! Improves on the already great lines of the -8.

is a pretty airplane   

Rgds


User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 102, posted (1 year 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13457 times:

Quoting AA777 (Reply 98):
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. So It will be interesting to see how the 789 looks compared to 763 and also the A333. Maybe it's because they 787 appears to sit relatively low to the ground compared to the A330 series, in particular. I just was surprised about... what makes it seem so petite when really its a pretty big plane.

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 but it does take a second to adjust.

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 99):
We see AA doing that already.

If anything AA is purchasing more 8s then they originally planned. I suspect most will be exercised for the -9s though.

tortugamon


User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 103, posted (1 year 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13483 times:
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Quoting AA777 (Reply 98):
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.

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 explains why the 787-9 can look like a 767-300, when it is, in fact, much larger.



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2422 posts, RR: 5
Reply 104, posted (1 year 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13322 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 87):
The so-called "Queen" is DEAD. Accept it. And live on.


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 disdain for the 747. Like it or not, she's an icon and always will be. My suggestion would be to listen to your own words.

Accept it, and live on.



Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineOM617 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 105, posted (1 year 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13199 times:

Quoting ghifty (Reply 103):
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 explains why the 787-9 can look like a 767-300, when it is, in fact, much larger.

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 visual links are the door arrangement and how it is slightly "jacked up" in the rear. As with the 764, they must have lengthened the main gear to compensate for the greater fuselage length.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 60):
Which one do you prefer?

I say the first one, split black and white background. Maybe just move and resize the fern to the right of 'Air New Zealand'.

Any love for the 787 stops at the 9-across economy seating. I'm just glad I don't weigh what I did in high school...

OM617


User currently offline777Boeing777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 106, posted (1 year 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13197 times:

Quoting Rheinbote (Reply 18):
July 2014 according to ANZ

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....9.xml

Hoping they go forward with those liveries. Stunning, simply stunning!


User currently offlinepnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2225 posts, RR: 12
Reply 107, posted (1 year 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 12354 times:

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 46):
Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 46):
Quoting laca773 (Reply 41):
What is the length difference between the 787-8, 787-9 and the 763ER?

Per a quick Google search:

767-300 180' 3"
787-8 186'
787-9 206'

-Dave

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 proportioned.


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 108, posted (1 year 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12117 times:

Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 86):
Cant you just like it without showing your hate towards Aibus?

I don't criticize your opinions, why am I not allowed to have mine?

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 88):
Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder for sure  

Exactly.

Quoting airproxx (Reply 91):

Quoting brilondon (Reply 79):
Yeah, not as ugly or weird looking as the A350.

                 

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 wing/shark-lets and an awful nose cone!

That is how I see it, the A350 just looks goofy like it was put together by several different people who could not make up their minds how the plane should be designed.

[Edited 2013-07-19 16:06:33]


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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 109, posted (12 months 2 days ago) and read 9773 times:

She has her clothes on.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingcompany/9375872988/lightbox/


User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 967 posts, RR: 2
Reply 110, posted (12 months 2 days ago) and read 9515 times:

Why are the windows covered from the inside of the A/C?


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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 111, posted (12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9247 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 109):

Looks great!  



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 112, posted (12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9097 times:

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 94):
Comet (first civilian jet ever)

Only if you don't include the Vickers Type 618.



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4854 posts, RR: 4
Reply 113, posted (12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8815 times:

Quoting fpetrutiu (Reply 113):
Quoting YXwatcherMKE (Reply 110):
Why are the windows covered from the inside of the A/C?

So they don't see the fire inside...

:D

I hope the B789 ain't jinxed!!!

EK8413



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User currently offlinefactsonly From Montserrat, joined Aug 2012, 809 posts, RR: 0
Reply 114, posted (12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8405 times:

Quoting 777Boeing777 (Reply 100):
I admit that the sound of those 4 engines on the 744 is awesome.



You like 4-engined take-off rumbles,........

Ahhh...........nostalgia ...........for DC8-30/50s; DC8-63 and B707-320 offered great rumbling take-offs.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19374 posts, RR: 58
Reply 115, posted (12 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8082 times:

The livery is a bit odd. Seems as if they've tweaked down the Dreamliner livery a bit.

User currently offlinelostsound From Canada, joined May 2012, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 116, posted (12 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8067 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 116):

The livery is a bit odd. Seems as if they've tweaked down the Dreamliner livery a bit.

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 proportional. However the -10 is going to look ridiculous haha.



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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 117, posted (12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7964 times:

Some more photos:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/9376279731_f3512c8392_b.jpg
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 Flickr



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User currently offlineAVENSAB727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 910 posts, RR: 1
Reply 118, posted (12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7803 times:

When does UA get the first 787-9?


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8748 posts, RR: 5
Reply 119, posted (12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7791 times:

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 118):

The 787-9 looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it in LAN's livery!  


User currently offlinealexchao From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 120, posted (12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7662 times:

The airplane in it's new livery looks fantastic!

User currently offlineSooner787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2013, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 121, posted (12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7657 times:

I'm visiting friends in SEA next week, definitely adding a stop at KPAE to see this beauty in person   

User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 122, posted (12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7118 times:

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 heard anything about the vertical stab. It is probably just me.

tortugamon


User currently offlineEmiratesEK231 From United States of America, joined Jul 2013, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 123, posted (12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7051 times:

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 word "beautiful." This looks pretty damn fantastic (for the most part)! The -8 model is too shorty, stubby, and awkwardly proportioned hence ugly, IMO. But the -9 is exactly what I was hoping for. It finally looks sleek and proportioned. The extra length turned this dog into a beauty queen. The -10 should be even more impressive. Can't wait to see these in regular commercial service.


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User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 124, posted (12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6922 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 122):
The vertical stabilizer looks different than on the 788.

I thought so too, but I think it is just the way it is painted.

Ruscoe


User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2122 posts, RR: 1
Reply 125, posted (12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6650 times:

Quoting Ruscoe (Reply 124):
I thought so too, but I think it is just the way it is painted.

The test equipment on the top probably isn't helping.


User currently offlineSooner787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2013, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 126, posted (12 months 17 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

Apologies if this has been noted already, but will ZB001 be refurbished and delivered to a customer after flight tests ?

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 127, posted (12 months 17 hours ago) and read 5713 times:

Yes it will, ZB001 should be delivered to NZ in September or October 2014.


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User currently offlinefun2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 128, posted (12 months 16 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

Quoting AVENSAB727 (Reply 118):
When does UA get the first 787-9?

2015 I believe.


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