> UN LN11: inside the EMC, bay D (ex ANA JA804A)
> UN LN12: outside the EMC, position ?? (ex ANA JA805A)
> UN LN14: outside the EMC, position 3 (ex ANA JA809A)
> UN LN22: storage (ex ANA, never had a registration)
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33446 posts, RR: 85
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 42504 times:
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 19): I never understood why they painted it before assembly was finished.
I would not be surprised if properly masking all the test equipment hanging off the outside would be a pain in the bum and if you didn't do it properly, you could damage (or even destroy) the testing equipment.
: I think 2- 3 weeks is more like it. They want to take things very carefully with this one.
: Didn't the A350-900 fly within 5 weeks from roll out? It has now been five weeks for the 789. I am not sure how much testing equipment was installed
: The two companies have very different processes in regards to test planes.. plus Boeing messed up the 788 so they will be extra careful with this one
: Not to mention that the 789 is a derivative of the 788, so to the general public, the first flight of the 787-9 is anticlimactic at best...the public
: It wins over thee 788 on looks for sure, not as stubby, slender and sharp one this. It will probably be the better selling over time as well.
: So you are suggesting that they were not careful with flight testing on the 788? And spending an extra week of testing will prevent a huge problem li
: Not really. During the last 5 weeks, test equipment was installed and it officially rolled out last night. Now they can start fuel tank tests, APU ru
: EI-LNB (Norwegian #2 / ILFC #3) on its way home! http://www.flightradar24.com/NLH1A 7th in August so far. 80th in total. Up to 4 more (2x AI + 1x JAL
: No I was saying that they got in trouble with the press/public/A.net for publishing schedules and missing.. I sensed that however when the original c