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Topic: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?
Username: UTA_flyinghigh
Posted 2003-07-02 16:04:28 and read 3469 times.

707cmf uploaded this pic and stated that she was a :"777-328ER" after some fool gave him the info.

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It has since been edited to "777-246ER" which to the worst of my knowledge is the code for JAL. Since AF is supposed to be the launch customer for the 777-300ER, what gives ? and if it's the prototype, shouldn't it be a 300-ER anayways ?

Topic: RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?
Username: JBirdAV8r
Posted 2003-07-02 18:24:41 and read 3396 times.

UTA_Flyinghigh:

Nowadays, prototypes at Boeing don't remain in the company; often in this day and age of precise computer engineering, the first airplane to roll off the assembly line is ultimately destined for the airlines. This 777 is no exception.

Topic: RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?
Username: Aaron atp
Posted 2003-07-02 18:46:14 and read 3376 times.

me thinks it was edited to "777-346/ER" which is indeed correct because cn 32430 is going to JAL...

I don't know why you throw words like "fool" around so loosely... Apparently you take this stuff way to seriously. It was at the Paris Air show, he made a simple mistake in assuming that it would be going to AF, which has 777-328's on order.

***As Jbird has said, prototypes usually go to the airlines, but after the first regular production line aircraft goes to the launch customer... I would assume this is because the prototypes must return to the factory to be refitted for the customer,

I don't know this stuff for sure, I just looked through some reference materials here to find the specifics.

aaron

Topic: RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?
Username: 707cmf
Posted 2003-07-03 00:14:51 and read 3235 times.

he made a simple mistake in assuming that it would be going to AF

Well, the mistake is not on me, as I usually rely on UTAflyinglow to give me technical details ('sooo, what are the engines on this aircraft' - as if I cared) I know he is a walking database on heavy aviation, so instead of looking it up on the web, I ask him. Usually he's accurate, but that time, *he* told me it was a 777-328ER, which I believed and wrote in the ac type field. Apparently, someone else corrected it, but who cares... more than 1000 hits in less than one week on a stupid noseshot, that's already worth it !

Antoine

Topic: RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?
Username: UTA_flyinghigh
Posted 2003-07-03 15:41:18 and read 3093 times.

hey, since the guy who told 707cmf the badinfo was me, I think that entitles me to use the "F: word  Laugh out loud
Anyways, they should paint the msn where it's highly visible to people like me wearing glasses.

Topic: RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?
Username: Shawn Patrick
Posted 2003-07-05 06:59:25 and read 2921 times.

Anyways, they should paint the msn where it's highly visible to people like me wearing glasses.

Yes, because it's all about you, right?  Big grin

Topic: RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?
Username: 707cmf
Posted 2003-07-05 09:27:47 and read 2898 times.

Yes, because it's all about you, right?

Well, if you knew UTA as much as I (unfortunately) know him, you'd be amazed as how right you are !

Antoine


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