|Quoting RJ111 (Reply 3):|
They're inevitably going to release a -10 which will be another strecth on top of the -9.
|Quoting Ultrapig (Reply 5):|
If so why wouldn't someone simply buy a -8 and if it wanted to use it for shorter flights put in more seats and less fuel?
|Quoting Beech19 (Reply 6):|
Because though they may be the same fuesalage they have a different wing. It is designed for domestic use,
|Quoting N328KF (Reply 7):|
The 787-3 fuselage barrels are also rotated fewer times on the tape mandrels, and thus have less carbon fiber. This is fine due to the lower stresses for the short haul role envisioned.
|Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 10):|
Doesn't the -3 also have a beefier undercarriage than the -8 or -9?
|Quoting SeJoWa (Reply 8):|
Are you sure of that? It seems counter intuitive to me, as I'd expect more takeoff and landings in a given time frame.
|Quoting Keesje (Reply 9):|
More landings, pressure cycles, turbulence (landmass) etc..
|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 12):|
Many forget that the -9 is also slightly thicker than the -8 for the exact same reason. The 787-8 will have a MTOW 60,000 lbs below the 787-9, and tweaking the CFRP layers will prevent the -8 from lifting unnecessary dead weight.
|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 4):
The B787-10 is expected to be 20 feet longer than the B787-9, have engines with at least about 80K lbs of thrust, a MTOW of at least about 560,000 lbs, and a range of at least 8000nm. EIS is expected to be late 2012.
|Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 15):|
Does anyone think that there might be a 787-5, basically a lower MTOW version of the -10 with the -3 wing? I'm thinking of China, India, etc where the low operating cost and flexibility on shorter itineraries as a people hauler might be a better fit than domestic A380's.
|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 16):|
There is no demand for it now but, if someday the demand develops, Boeing would be happy to build 50+.
|Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 17):|
Thanks. I was hoping you'd reply. I'm assuming that this is because it's too much plane for most medium-haul routes, where the 737NG/A32X are more optimal at this point? Perhaps we're 10-15 years away from the demand.
|Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Thread starter):|
Can anyone give me the details of different models of the 787 available,and their operating(predicted) distances,pax carried etc.Thanks in advance.
|Quoting Tootallsd (Reply 13):|
Sometimes I wonder how some people find their way to airliners.net (and a million other sites) to make these postings.
|Quoting Ken4556 (Reply 2):|
Did you ever think to look at www.boeing.com
It took me a whole 30 seconds to find your requested information
|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 11):|
The 787-8 will have a MTOW 60,000 lbs below the 787-9, and tweaking the CFRP layers will prevent the -8 from lifting unnecessary dead weight.