COAIAH
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Production Of The 787

Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:50 am

sorry is this sounds stupid, but when will the production of the 787 start, and will it be as easy to get pictures of it like we did the A380
 
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RE: Production Of The 787

Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:52 am

Quoting COAIAH (Thread starter):
sorry is this sounds stupid, but when will the production of the 787 start

Design freeze must come first, at this point the majority (about 90%) of the airplane will be defined. This will happen in summer of 2005. All major contracts have been awarded.

Some prototype components have already been manufactured. Pictures are on Boeing's website. I assume we will get updates as we did for the 777LR

Production start... 2006
 
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RE: Production Of The 787

Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:51 pm

There was speculation that Boeing might change the shape of the vertical stabilsier, giving it a more "normal" look. Any news on this? I hope they don't: the whole aircraft has a dramatic Batplane look.
 
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RE: Production Of The 787

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:15 am

I saw a picture in the March issue of Airliner World magazine, it wasn't much but it gave a good idea of what we can look forward to seeing in the next year or so.
 
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RE: Production Of The 787

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:31 am

It's been three months since Boeing built the first test fuselage section. Seven more are planned. Can we expect the second one soon?

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