vulindlela744
Topic Author
Posts: 428
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2000 3:03 pm

ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:33 am

Today in Japan the ANA 787 Dreamliner will make it first flight with pax from Tokyo Narita to Hong Kong. I new era in aviation is born. Good luck ANA


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Dobel



[Edited 2011-10-26 13:39:34 by moderators]
 
flythere
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 3:24 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:33 am

Quote:

The first passenger flight of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner gets underway later, in an All Nippon Air flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong.

The BBC's Roland Buerk has been aboard the jet and explains why Boeing thinks it could revolutionise the way airlines operate services.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15456298

After the first 747-8F first revenue flight by Cargolux LUX-HKG last week, our photographers here are gearing up again today to expect another introduction of new-era plane into service! stay tune.

Check-in counter at NRT for the maiden flight.


ANA NH7871 NRT-HKG
ETD 12:20
ETA 15:50 @ RWL07L

For real time flight info - http://www.hongkongairport.com/flightinfo/eng/chkfltarr.html

Weather at HKG-
METAR VHHH 260430Z 34009KT 9000 FEW028 25/18 Q1017 NOSIG=

Cheers.

flythere



[Edited 2011-10-25 22:16:47]
 
KPDX
Posts: 2371
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:04 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:53 am

I heard it has taken off? Anymore flight info?

Edit: Disregard, saw the link above.

[Edited 2011-10-25 21:54:11]
View my aviation videos on Youtube by searching for zildjiandrummr12
 
User avatar
Dan23
Posts: 91
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:12 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:02 am

flightradar24.com shows ANA7871 airborne and cruising at 38000ft  
146, 319, 320, 332, 333, 380, 717, 733, 734, 73H, 743, 744, 752, 763, 772, 77W, 788, AT7, CR7, DH1, DHT, EM2
 
BlueSky1976
Posts: 1605
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:18 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:04 am

Quoting vulindlela744 (Thread starter):
I new era in aviation is born.

New passenger aircraft in service is hardly a "new era". Rather, it's a next step in passenger aircraft evolution.
POLAND IS UNDER DICTATORSHIP. PLEASE SUPPORT COMMITTEE FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY, K.O.D.
 
flythere
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 3:24 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:10 am

Quoting Dan23 (Reply 3):
flightradar24.com shows ANA7871 airborne and cruising at 38000ft

     

Airline: All Nippon Airways

Aircraft: Boeing 787-881 (B788)

Reg: JA801A

Hex: 86CE6C

Altitude: 37975 ft (11575 m)

Speed: 431 kt (798 km/h, 496 mph)

Track: 236°

Pos: 32.08261799075152 / 131.21758614330943

Radar: RJDC

It just encountered Cathay Pacific flight 828 enroute HKG-YYZ 777-300ER B-KPR over the coast of Kyushu.
 
User avatar
Dan23
Posts: 91
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:12 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:53 am

146, 319, 320, 332, 333, 380, 717, 733, 734, 73H, 743, 744, 752, 763, 772, 77W, 788, AT7, CR7, DH1, DHT, EM2
 
User avatar
PM
Posts: 4820
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:05 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:37 am

I just passed through Narita (TK50 from IST) and both ANA 787s were parked side by side. My first ever views in the flesh and on a gorgeous sunny day!   

Those Trent 1000s look rather spiffing!
 
flythere
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 3:24 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:52 am

The flight has just touched down at the HKG tarmac and warm welcoming is given!
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 20987
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:13 am

BBC and Sky News just showed live the arrival into HKG . Congrats to ANA  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Image2.jpg
.
http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Image.jpg

[Edited 2011-10-26 01:23:29]
 
Glareskin
Posts: 1001
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:35 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:18 am

Quoting flythere (Reply 8):
The flight has just touched down at the HKG tarmac and warm welcoming is given!

Not a cold shower like usual when a new aircraft is visiting an airport?

Quoting Dan23 (Reply 6):
View from Flightbloggers' seat 12C before departure from NRT:

Nice high windows! Still too narrow though......
I am looking forward to a first trip report. How was it concerning noise levels and humidity? Also behavior in turbulence (if occurred).
I am looking forward to my first 787 flight and see the extreme wing flex for myself.
There's still a long way to go before all the alliances deserve a star...
 
User avatar
Revelation
Posts: 13760
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:37 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:34 am

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 4):
New passenger aircraft in service is hardly a "new era". Rather, it's a next step in passenger aircraft evolution.

Maybe we should discuss this at a different time?

For now, let's enjoy the pretty pictures and the warm feeling of the first 787 commercial flight.

Congrats to Boeing and ANA!

I got to see LN005 take off from KBFI last week, and it is one sweet ride!

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 4):
The Mighty Triple Seven Fanatic

Now that's the spirit!
Inspiration, move me brightly!
 
ghifty
Posts: 885
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:12 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:52 am

Eagerly awaiting the first trip report. And good god! The wing looks massive (and already looks flexed) in that picture.
Fly Delta Jets
 
flythere
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 3:24 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:30 am

Photos are already circulating in Hong Kong aviation community. One of the great shots!

Quote:


Courtesy: http://www.discuss.com.hk member CX717
 
User avatar
Loran
Posts: 574
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:13 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:41 am

Can someone elaborate how many airframes will be delivered to ANA this year?
I am booked on NH686 (HIJ-HND) in 5 weeks and I am hoping to ride JA801A.
703 717 727 732-9 747 757 767 777 788 AB2/6 310 318-321 330 340 380 D8M D91/3/5 D1C M11 M81-90 L10 AN2/3/F/4/6/28/74/40/48/58 IL1/8/6/7/W/9/4 TU3/5/2 YK4/2
 
Independence76
Posts: 398
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:59 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:47 am

I can't wait to hear the reviews of the passenger experience once it becomes more frequent.  
 
cinja
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:55 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:03 pm

Quoting Independence76 (Reply 15):
I can't wait to hear the reviews of the passenger experience once it becomes more frequent.  

I'll be flying it next Thursday and Friday to Okayama and back and will post something here afterwards. Can't wait!

CinJA
 
max550
Posts: 714
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:46 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:04 pm

Wow! While I was always interested in aviation it was definitely the 7E7 project back when I was in high school that got me hooked for life. Amazing to see it finally put in service all these years later. Can't wait to get on one myself.
 
Gr8Circle
Posts: 2378
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:44 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:23 pm

Quoting glareskin (Reply 10):
Nice high windows! Still too narrow though......

I think the narrow effect could be because the height has been increased......if the windows are as wide as the 747 or the 777, I guess it's okay.....
 
nomadd22
Posts: 1566
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:42 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:32 pm

It's going to be nice looking out those windows without getting a crick in the neck or needing to wear sunglasses. That, 8 across and a quiet cabin would make those short 11 hour hops from EWR to HNL a lot more pleasant.
Anon
 
avi8
Posts: 867
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:36 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:45 pm

Boeing released their 3Q results and say that they expect to deliver about 15 787's this year. That's what I read I don't know how that's possible lol.
avi8
 
frigatebird
Posts: 1151
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:02 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:52 pm

Quoting Avi8 (Reply 20):
Boeing released their 3Q results and say that they expect to deliver about 15 787's this year. That's what I read I don't know how that's possible lol.

Hmm, I've heard a couple of rumors (from usually very reliable sources though) that NH will receive 4 more 787's in December, and that's it for this year. No 787's yet for JL, AI, LAN or RAM, all pushed into next year  
146,318/19/20/21,AB6,332,343,345,388,722,732/3/4/5/G/8,9,742,74E,744,752,762,763,772,77E,773,77W,AT4/7,ATP,CRK,E90,F50/7
 
carbon787
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 10:30 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:10 pm

well...as the old saying goes...better late than never!
It is really great to finally see the 787 in service and may it travel countless miles in the coming decades!
Like a lot of us here, I've been keeping track of the 787 pretty much since its inception, its been a long time coming!
@ posts above...like who cares..new era...next step...whatever, everyone calls it something a bit different, they are expressions, so chill out and smile, there's a new silver bird in the sky!!
 
jetfuel
Posts: 1027
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:27 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:20 pm

This NRT-HKG-NRT was a charter, not actually scheduled service. So we await to see it in regular airline service
Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
 
carbon787
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 10:30 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:26 pm

Quoting jetfuel (Reply 23):

we know....charter or published scheduled flight, tickets are paid for, so for all intend and purposes, its in service  
 
airindia787
Posts: 93
Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 8:01 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:31 pm

Great to finally see her enter commercial service, and I can't wait to see the first TRs posted on the 787. Unfortunately I am a student and funds are rather tight fly on one.

It is interesting to note that this is exactly 4 years and 1 day after the first A380 commercial flight, as SQ first flew SIN-SYD on 10/25/2007.
 
col
Posts: 1692
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2003 2:11 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:35 pm

What time did it arrive HKG, I was there flew on SQ861, think we left about 1545 just as ANZ 772 was landing. I did not realize it was due in.
 
tropical
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:04 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:55 pm

I guess the world is pre-occupied with the economic woes of the eurozone and elsewhere at the moment, but there doesn't seem to have as much publicity and fanfare in the media about this historic day as when the A380 made its maiden revenue flight. I hope there are plenty of articles and features in the coming days.
 
LHRXXXLHR
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:23 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:02 pm

WRT METAR: 9000 M VIS. If by meters they mean centimeters then maybe. Just missed it by a day. It's good to see the 787 in service nonetheless.
 
flythere
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 3:24 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:13 pm

Quoting col (Reply 26):
What time did it arrive HKG, I was there flew on SQ861, think we left about 1545 just as ANZ 772 was landing. I did not realize it was due in.

1551 touch down. Dude, you were only 6 mins apart.
 
flythere
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 3:24 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:19 pm

Quoting jetfuel (Reply 23):
This NRT-HKG-NRT was a charter, not actually scheduled service. So we await to see it in regular airline service

On today's press conference, ANA announced that they are planning to use the 787 on regular flights to Beijing and Frankfurt, as well as Hong Kong.
 
KPDX
Posts: 2371
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:04 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:41 pm

Here are a couple cool videos:

From inside right next to the Trent 1000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQQW6Mq02sA

Departure from outside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBwV9_Ja-OI

Quoting tropical (Reply 27):
but there doesn't seem to have as much publicity and fanfare in the media about this historic day as when the A380 made its maiden revenue flight.

Combination of things. A lot of the general public don't see the 787 as much more than a 737, most likely. Probably the biggest "deflater", is the delays! I've said it before, the A380 is a huge plane.. a huge plane is the coolest thing in the world no matter what type (see the fanfare the AN-225 and C-5 get when they come to town), so of course they are going to take that and run in the news. I'm actually pleasantly surprised at the coverage on the news here. I've seen quite a bit this morning already. I personally thought they'd ignore it completely.
View my aviation videos on Youtube by searching for zildjiandrummr12
 
User avatar
United787
Posts: 2190
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 12:20 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:53 pm

Was MadameConcorde on this flight?
 
col
Posts: 1692
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2003 2:11 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:54 pm

Quoting flythere (Reply 29):
1551 touch down. Dude, you were only 6 mins apart.

If I would have known I could have possibly taken the later SQ 777 flight. On second thoughts, glad I stayed with the 380.

Quoting KPDX (Reply 31):
From inside right next to the Trent 1000

Looks like Boeing have finally caught up with the quietness of the Airbus's. Sounds peaceful, now need to get a ride on one.
 
ulfinator
Posts: 288
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:35 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:02 pm

Quoting Loran (Reply 14):
Can someone elaborate how many airframes will be delivered to ANA this year?

7 by end of December 2011 and 12 by the end of March 2012

Top
 
timpdx
Posts: 575
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:54 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:07 pm

Are there any inter-Japan flights offered? Will be in Tokyo during the Holidays, wondering if there is a 787 flight worth hopping on?
 
User avatar
Stitch
Posts: 22953
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:26 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:14 pm

Quoting tropical (Reply 27):
I guess the world is per-occupied with the economic woes of the Eurozone and elsewhere at the moment, but there doesn't seem to have as much publicity and fanfare in the media about this historic day as when the A380 made its maiden revenue flight.

CBS Radio News reported it about fifteen minutes ago. Clearly sky news carried it based on the screenshots and I expect CNN carried it, as well.



Quoting frigatebird (Reply 21):
No 787's yet for JL, AI, LAN or RAM, all pushed into next year

It looks like certification of the 787-8 and GEnx1B combination is taking longer than planned.

[Edited 2011-10-26 09:16:51]
 
cinja
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:55 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Quoting timpdx (Reply 35):
Are there any inter-Japan flights offered? Will be in Tokyo during the Holidays, wondering if there is a 787 flight worth hopping on?

Absolutely! Daily return flights to Okayama and Hiroshima are available. My advice is to fly to Okayama for a day and fly back the next because those are the daytime flights and you can get better pictures.

ANA has an English website at http://www.ana.co.jp/asw/index.jsp?type=e and you can easily find flights in December. As an example, on December 17th, you can fly to Okayama for 11,870 yen and return to Haneda the next day for 12,770. Those prices are including all taxes too.

Hope you have a great time here!

CinJA
 
warreng24
Posts: 573
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:38 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:24 pm

Quoting flythere (Reply 13):
Photos are already circulating in Hong Kong aviation community. One of the great shots!

Great photos.

However, it's not the same without the Checkerboard.
 
strandedinbgm
Posts: 250
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:58 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:41 pm

Doesn't count. Its a charter.
It's 737s, 747s and 380s. Not 737's, 747's and 380's. Learn to use the apostrophe for crying out loud.
 
YULWinterSkies
Posts: 1266
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:42 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:45 pm

Quoting KPDX (Reply 31):
A lot of the general public don't see the 787 as much more than a 737, most likely.

It really looks like an inflated E190. Although the general public does not know what an E190 is.
It's not as a visible advance on aircraft technology as the A380 was. Of course internally it is a big advance due to the composite materials, advanced engines and improved comfort.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Teemu Pesonen


vs


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jacob I. Garcia Guevarez - TGAS



However, I think it will eventually get some recognition, especially if extra comfort turns out to be as good as announced (lower pressurization altitude + increased humidity). Also, I do not know how engine noise is supposed to improve from inside the cabin, but this is one of the big selling arguments in favor of the A380 from the educated flying public, so if Boeing did an even better job, then the 787 should get lots of great feedback from the educated fliers.
When I doubt... go running!
 
threepoint
Posts: 1292
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:49 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:59 pm

Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 40):
the educated flying public

I think you're giving the "general public" too little credit; they may not be able to accurately identify many aircraft types nor be able to state with confidence what the percentage of composite fibres in a fuselage may be, but they do have the sense to discern between planes that are quieter, more humid, warmer/cooler or if the windows offer a better view. I'd go so far as to state that most of the "educated" flyers to whom you refer only know just enough to make themselves sound foolish.

Any breathing passenger will be able to decide for themselves whether or not they're comfortable flying in a given airplane.
The nice thing about a mistake is the pleasure it gives others.
 
aeropiggot
Posts: 224
Joined: Thu May 12, 2005 6:43 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:07 pm

Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 40):
It really looks like an inflated E190. Although the general public does not know what an E190 is.It's not as a visible advance on aircraft technology as the A380 was. Of course internally it is a big advance due to the composite materials, advanced engines and improved comfort.

Just as how the general public would not recognize an E190, your ignorance in aircraft technology is just as apparent. To compare the A380 with the 787 is akin to comparing the 727 with the 777, or the A300, with the A330-200. The A380 is often called an A320 on steroids, while I disagree with that comparison, it is not far off. The A380 is BIG, and that it!! The 787 is revolutionary, for all the reasons discussed in this group.
A scientist discovers that which exists, an engineer creates that which never was.
 
flipdewaf
Posts: 1530
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:28 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:19 pm

Quoting aeropiggot (Reply 42):
Just as how the general public would not recognize an E190, your ignorance in aircraft technology is just as apparent. To compare the A380 with the 787 is akin to comparing the 727 with the 777, or the A300, with the A330-200. The A380 is often called an A320 on steroids, while I disagree with that comparison, it is not far off. The A380 is BIG, and that it!! The 787 is revolutionary, for all the reasons discussed in this group.

I think that we have to assume that you have only read boeing marketing material to come to this conclusion and will leave you to do more research before people on this forum start to explain how you are wrong.

I was surprised about the wing flex in the takeoff video posted earlier, the wing seemed quite "flexed" whilst sat still but didn't seem to have a huge amount more movement once in the air. Any ideas how heavy the bird would have gone out today?

Fred
Image
 
PlanesNTrains
Posts: 5375
Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:19 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:30 pm

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 39):
Doesn't count. Its a charter.

Paying passengers on a commercial flight don't count? Interesting...

-Dave
-Dave
 
User avatar
ER757
Posts: 2426
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 10:16 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:29 pm

Quoting col (Reply 33):
Looks like Boeing have finally caught up with the quietness of the Airbus's.

Yeah, was surprised by how quiet it was in this video - those Rollers really scream (which I love by the way) so hats off to Boeing for doing a great job with sound insulation

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 39):
Doesn't count. Its a charter.

There's always a killjoy in every crowd.
 
 
User avatar
Revelation
Posts: 13760
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:37 pm

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:34 pm

Quoting Stitch (Reply 36):
CBS Radio News reported it about fifteen minutes ago. Clearly sky news carried it based on the screenshots and I expect CNN carried it, as well.

A whole series of reports from the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/?q=dreamliner

Was fun waking up to my clock radio which was tuned to BBC World Service and was airing a report from a pax who just got off the first flight!  
Inspiration, move me brightly!
 
sprout5199
Posts: 1681
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:26 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:40 pm

Quoting United787 (Reply 32):
Was MadameConcorde on this flight?

That's funny



Dan in Jupiter
 
babybus
Posts: 2379
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:07 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:56 pm

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 4):
New passenger aircraft in service is hardly a "new era".

I tend to agree, it's not a new era of anything, unless we term it as a 'new era' of aircraft with big windows or pointy noses. Twin engined flight has been around for quite a while now.

Hopefully this will herald a new era for Boeing and a slow return to confidence on the commercial aircraft scene.

Go 787 go! Cute little thing that she is.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
timpdx
Posts: 575
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:54 am

RE: ANA 787 First Commercial Flight Today

Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:59 pm

Thanks CinjA! When I was young the first place I ever went overseas was Japan, and i took a year of Japanese in grade school. This is my first time back in Japan since 1986. Would love to catch a ride on the 787. I couldn't find the name of the town to look up flights, and you just gave it to me, Okayama.

[Edited 2011-10-26 13:00:25]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AC853, alggag, CHCalfonzo, hkcanadaexpat, hoons90, Jetstar315, N809FR, PlanesNTrains, raedgar, timberwolf24, USPIT10L, Viscount724, Yahoo [Bot] and 255 guests