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Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:54 am

Tomorrow is June 27th and marks the start of major assembly of the 787. This is a big event for Boeing and the 787 program!!!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...2412_boeing23.html?syndication=rss
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chiad
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:45 am

Man ... Boeing is not wasting time.
Very impressive.
I really think that the company learnt its lessons during the 90's.
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:49 am

Not only will the beginning of the assembly process be exciting, but this little tidbit of info will create quite a bit of buz on the forums also:

"The following month, a converted Boeing 747 with a bulging upper fuselage will be seen in the skies above Seattle as well as Everett's Paine Field."
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:49 am

I work across the street from Paine Field so I'll keep an eye out for the 747 freighters.  Smile
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:55 am

I thought someone already posted a photo of that plane last week.
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:20 am

I cannot wait to see the first plane come together. I often wonder what it must be like to screw together the first pieces on an aircraft. Most likely the shell is assembled then the interior work begins.
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:21 am

The following is interesting:

"In his progress report, Bair also revealed Boeing will add 6 feet to the wingspan of the 787-9, the stretch version of the new jet, to improve aerodynamic performance at slower speeds.

Pilarski praised this as a sign that, rather than keeping a standard wing — "the cheapo way to do it" — Boeing is optimizing the wing design for each different model."


I believe the -10 is almost but a sure thing. Airlines wanted extra range with the -10 and how else to do it? Add more wing wich is more fuel...
Airbus or Boeing - it's all good to me!
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:31 am

The -9 had its MTOW increased at the time of the QF order, with that the wing span was increased this 6 feet. B has indicated that the -10 is anticipated to have the same wing span and MTOW as the -9. This will mean the -10 will have a reduced range by about 1,000 nm compared to the -9. But it also means it will have a wicked CASM.

I think the -10 is almost a sure thing as it uses the same engines, wings, gear, etc as the -9. It would be nice to see a future HGW version but the -10 as discussed I would expect to be a big hit with the current oil prices.
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:37 pm

Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
I work across the street from Paine Field so I'll keep an eye out for the 747 freighters.

Though I don't live near NGO, I bet I can spot one when I am there next month and the month after. One of our other NGO A.netters could get it as well.

Anyone care to estimate some dates for the LCF? The article was written in May. Is everything going okay with this behemoth?

What about the parts from Italy and the US East Coast. What are the dates on those?

A student of mine works in the import division that deals with parts coming from China and Korea. She just started but said it is exciting and very busy.
My name is Centrair but HND is closer. Let's Japanese Aviation!
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:34 am

I was wondering when it was going to start! Good to hear...
Scotty doesn't know...
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:37 am

"Also in flight test here for the rest of this year will be the American Airlines 777 with its 787 flight-control system"

Uhmmm... who knows if AA will order B787s in the future. Hopefully they will!  Big grin
 
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RE: Start Of 787 Asssembly On 6/27/06-Tomorrow!

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:44 am

How is the composite skin being made? I saw a documentary on the stealth fighter, where the thin layer composite skins were pressed to make the skin of the stealth. Is it similiar for the 787? So cool - always good to see a completely innovative aircraft come together.
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