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787 Accomplishments In 2006

Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:31 pm

2006 Major Accomplishments of 787 Dreamliner Program:

- All factories begin part production
- Wing test box complete and testing under way
- Major systems laboratories opened and running
- On-time start of major assembly
- Large Cargo Freighter first flight and flight testing
- First production wire bundle shipped
- GoldCare Lifecycle Support Solution offered for service
- 25 percent of systems for airplane No. 1 shipped
- Virtual rollout
- First 787 VIP models sold
- Orders and commitments increase to 458 airplanes from 37 customers

Rollout and first flight - 2007.


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RE: 787 Accomplishments In 2006

Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:14 pm

I believe this is the first picture of the 787 with flaps extended. Anyone else notice that the high speed ailerons both extend and droop to act as flaps?

A bit of a departure from prior Boeing practice, where the high speed aileron drooped a little but didn't extend, leaving a gap in the flaps.

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RE: 787 Accomplishments In 2006

Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:26 pm

Wow.. how big are the fans on those Genx engines.. they look enormous compared to the fuselage..

Lovely picture (even if it is an artist's rendering)
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