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When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:27 am

Given the first flight of August 2007 does anyone have any information on t he planned first roll out date of the first 787?
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zvezda
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:31 am

August 2007 rollout, September 2007 first flight, April/May 2008 first delivery.
 
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:41 am

Ugh I was hoping they would have rolled it out early in the summer!!!!
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:42 am

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 2):
Ugh I was hoping they would have rolled it out early in the summer!!!!

Technically, "early summer" would begin at June 21st, so I suppose you could call this mid-summer. What's a month?  Wink
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:47 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 1):
August 2007 rollout, September 2007 first flight, April/May 2008 first delivery.

I thought rollout was earlier than that. Has it slipped?
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:47 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 1):
August 2007 rollout, September 2007 first flight, April/May 2008 first delivery.

IIRC, roll out will be in July with first flight in August (2007.)
 
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:38 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
I thought rollout was earlier than that. Has it slipped?

OMG, was it because of the fuselage barrels issues? How delayed is the 787 now? Is this the second, or third delay Boeing has denied???

Sorry, couldn't resist - saw the thread steering in that direction and figured I'd put in some of the more common comments we've seen of late.
 
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:42 am

I have a trip to Seattle tentatively planned for mid-August 2007, and the Boeing tour is for sure going to be one of my stops... I'll have to remember to book that one early!
 
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:26 am

Quoting Khobar (Reply 6):
OMG, was it because of the fuselage barrels issues? How delayed is the 787 now? Is this the second, or third delay Boeing has denied???

WILL THEY (meaning all the airlines) CANCEL THEIR ORDERS!?!?!?!?!
 
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:38 am

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 8):
WILL THEY (meaning all the airlines) CANCEL THEIR ORDERS!?!?!?!?!

Actually, I heard that Boeing doesn't know as much about CFRP as they thought they did, and has decided to shelve the project. Instead of delivering a 787, they've worked out an arrangement with AA and DL in which every firm order for the 787 will be substituted with a gently used MD-80, outfitted with auxiliary fuel tanks (taking up the last half of the cabin -- eh, you didn't want to sit there anyway) and reengined to operate off a single UDF. In return, AA and DL are liquidated as functioning airlines and the 787 deposits are returned to AA/DL shareholders (or creditors, in the event that one of the airlines happens to be operating under Ch. 11). Boeing claims the so-called 7MD87 is "meeting performance guarantees." You can tell they're making good progress:

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khobar
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RE: When Will The 787 Be Rolled Out?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:32 pm

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 8):

WILL THEY (meaning all the airlines) CANCEL THEIR ORDERS!?!?!?!?!

Heh heh, I forgot that one. Of course the answer is "yes, we'll take more of them, thank you very much."

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