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BA B787 Dreamliner Flies Over Rolls Royce Factory  
User currently offlineasctty From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 14365 times:

BA flew their Dreamliner over the Rolls Royce engine factory this morning, accompanied by a couple of slightly older veterans of RR power. You won't see this very often!!

http://tinyurl.com/m5knokm

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User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 14360 times:

I guess the last flyover would be when Airbus did a similar flyby with an RR-equipped A380 a few years back now.

Nice videos.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 14349 times:

I always enjoy little shows like this...feel good stuff

Just like the mornings at work when the F22 Raptors take off from HNL and go straight up vertical (like this morning)

Good vibes   



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 14171 times:

Thanks for posting. Happy to see that kind of stuff. Good for BA & RR

tortugamon


User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 14067 times:

It's plain 787. No Dreamliner.


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13985 times:
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Quoting tortugamon (Reply 3):
Good for BA & RR

Indeed. It's good for the workers at the factory to see the results of their hard work taking to the skies. Rolls-Royce makes some incredible engines. The Trent 1000 is no exception.

Quoting hotplane (Reply 4):
It's plain 787. No Dreamliner.

Since when?

The aircraft is called the 787 Dreamliner.

[Edited 2013-08-08 04:28:29]


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13926 times:

Wow, amazing how all you can hear is the Merlin...

V/F



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User currently offlineshuttle9juliet From UK - Scotland, joined Jul 2010, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13840 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 4):

Yip, that's true, it's not got the "Dreamliner" motif on the rear...


User currently offlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2686 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13705 times:

Great video and highlights how quiet the 787 can be You hear the Merlin quite clearly, but hardly anything from the 787.


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User currently offlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5714 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13668 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 5):
The aircraft is called the 787 Dreamliner.

The "Dreamliner" bit is unofficial, so you use it or not, every one can decide for themselves. The 787 bit is official.

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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10906 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13609 times:

Quoting asctty (Thread starter):
BA flew their Dreamliner over the Rolls Royce engine factory this morning, accompanied by a couple of slightly older veterans of RR power. You won't see this very often!!

http://tinyurl.com/m5knokm

This is very nice for both British Airways and Rolls Royce.

Go B-787-8 Dreamliner Go!

     



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User currently offlineeg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13230 times:

787-836, technically...

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7620 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12940 times:

Quoting eg777er (Reply 11):
787-836, technically...

I thought Boeing had dropped the customer designation number for the 787. So G-ZBJA is simply either a Boeing 787 8 or a Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner. Boeing seems to prefer the latter.


User currently offlineRDH3E From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1742 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12903 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 4):
It's plain 787. No Dreamliner.
Quoting CXB77L (Reply 5):
The aircraft is called the 787 Dreamliner.
Quoting shuttle9juliet (Reply 7):
Yip, that's true, it's not got the "Dreamliner" motif on the rear...
Quoting gemuser (Reply 9):
The "Dreamliner" bit is unofficial,

If you follow this link, on the Boeing website, it is referred to as the "787 Dreamliner". So yes, it is official.

http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/products.page


User currently offlinegoosebayguy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12773 times:

Watched the flyover this morning and even though the Spitfire was on the far side of the 787 it was the throaty roar of the Merlin which was all you could hear.

User currently offlinejustloveplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1062 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12413 times:

Quoting gemuser (Reply 9):
The "Dreamliner" bit is unofficial, so you use it or not, every one can decide for themselves. The 787 bit is official.

It's painted on every plane.


User currently offlineandy33 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12049 times:

Flew right over my house. Very impressive, as I didn't know it was coming and it flew low enough to identify the tailfin. Until this came into view I assumed it was a TOM example on approach to East Midlands Airport.

User currently offlinepar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7381 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11543 times:

Quoting gingersnap (Reply 1):
I guess the last flyover would be when Airbus did a similar flyby with an RR-equipped A380 a few years back now.

Is this the same factory that Boeing flew the a/c over when they sent it to the airshow a year or so ago?


User currently offlineasctty From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11388 times:

Quoting par13del (Reply 17):

Is this the same factory that Boeing flew the a/c over when they sent it to the airshow a year or so ago?

Yes it is. I remember the day and thinking how elegant it looked and how quiet it was. It was a lot lower too!  


User currently offlinekdhurst380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 10671 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 12):
Quoting eg777er (Reply 11):
I thought Boeing had dropped the customer designation number for the 787. So G-ZBJA is simply either a Boeing 787 8 or a Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner. Boeing seems to prefer the latter.

According to GINFO (The UK CAA's database for all G- registered aircraft), the 787 is listed as 787-8.

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...e=detailnosummary&fullregmark=ZBJA

(For the benefit of anyone in doubt about the 'Dreamliner' thing, it's listed under 'Popular Name'.

Compared to Boeing 777-336ER G-STBA:

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...e=detailnosummary&fullregmark=STBA

[Edited 2013-08-08 12:08:05]

User currently offlinea380heavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9954 times:

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 6):
Quoting goosebayguy (Reply 14):

I believe the Spitfire was the Rolls-Royce PR Mk19 and as such is a Griffon powered example - that aside, the Spit was MUCH louder than the 787. I was watching at EMA and it was the sound of the Spit that first alerted us the fact the 787 was coming back for another pass!!!!



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User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 912 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9757 times:

As others have stated, it's nice to see this sort of tribute, both for BA and RR.

Quoting hotplane (Reply 4):

Whether or not one wants to use 'Dreamliner' is up to them. Boeing market the term Dreamliner, so it is an official term. No need to make a post that offers no contribution towards the thread, particularly when you are nitpicking, when the OP wasn't wrong in the first place.

Quoting justloveplanes (Reply 15):

Actually, it is not painted on the BA 787's, however they are still Dreamliners.



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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12636 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8882 times:
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Quoting eg777er (Reply 11):
787-836, technically...

Technically, you'd be incorrect. All 787s delivered to date are 787-8s. No customer codes.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5760 posts, RR: 32
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8147 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 21):
Actually, it is not painted on the BA 787's, however they are still Dreamliners.

Maybe BA quietly dropped "Dreamliner" after all the recent negative publicity?


User currently offlineflylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7606 times:

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 6):

Wow, amazing how all you can hear is the Merlin...

That is the very first thing I noticed!!!



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25 Flaps : There's nothing quite like the sound of the Merlin. I love it. Never heard a Griffon but I would imagine its even better.
26 Post contains images EmiratesEK231 : This ^^^.
27 Post contains links GDB : Some air to air of the fly past; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-23603298
28 bongodog1964 : Airfleets lists customer codes for some aircraft but not others, If Boeing are dropping customer codes for 787's will they be phasing them out for ot
29 Post contains images MadameConcorde : This is really nice to see! Thank you for posting.
30 VirginFlyer : I was under the impression it was to do with less customisation/greater standardisation for the 787 compared to previous models... V/F
31 Post contains images asctty : Many thanks for adding the additional footage to my OP. An excellent day for all
32 Post contains links asctty : Last call free me on this one folks: http://tinyurl.com/kco6pb6 I think the picture at the top of the page is brilliant! I can't find a decent copy of
33 Post contains images Aircellist : Those smiles on the faces!
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