Beaucaire
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Any News About The Design-progress On The 787?

Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:00 pm

Are there any recent news regarding structural test-simulations using parts of the 787 body ?
Since currently there are no fully fledged bodies of the 787 assembled,I assume Boeing must have done simulations using the available elements and feed those structural parameters into a simulator-program.
Is the current thickness of the manufactured elements allowing structural and mechanical freeze of the design ?
How do the current elements behave in terms of stiffness and noise-insolation?
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RE: Any News About The Design-progress On The 787?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:15 am

The latest we have heard (which was this week) is that everything is on track for EIS. The first fueselage will begin the assembly process in June, with a scheduled rollout in 2007.

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RE: Any News About The Design-progress On The 787?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:46 am

Quoting Cruiser (Reply 1):
The first fueselage will begin the assembly process in June, with a scheduled rollout in 2007.

Messier-Dowty has already begun manufacturing the first 787 landing gear. Landing gear forgings are one of the longest-lead items for commercial aircraft, so it's no suprise they had to start so early.
 
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RE: Any News About The Design-progress On The 787?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:04 am

Sorry, I should have included a link....

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=4111

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RE: Any News About The Design-progress On The 787?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
How do the current elements behave in terms of stiffness and noise-insolation?

Boeing must have had a positive experience with noise-insulation as they claimed they would need less insulation due to the better than expected performance for composites with regards to heat and noise transfer, which also allowed Boeing to increase cabin width further.
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