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787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:28 am

During the 4th leg of the tour, the 787 will visit Mexico City.

From Boeing newairplane site:

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787 Dreamliner - DREAM)TOUR

Sitting higher than 7,300ft (2,225 meters), Mexico City has always played an integral part in Boeing's flight test programs for high altitude testing. During its time in Mexico City, the 787 Dreamliner will be visited by long-time Boeing customer AeroMexico - the first Latin American carrier to order the Dreamliner.


The Dream Tour airplane, ZA003 is expected to arrive at 15:00 hour local time.

Wonder if there will be an order for more planes.
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:09 pm

ZA003 departed from EWR bound to ORD this morning. Then, the plane will fly all the way down to MEX:

Chicago (KORD) Boeing 787 03/07 11:40 A CST 03:22 P CST E

Total distance: 2790 Km
Duration: 3h 32m

Stay tuned...
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:56 pm

These tours are about buzz for the local customer. It should generate a lot media for Aero Mexico. It was very successful at that in Toronto with a number of newpaper articles, online, and TV, covering both the arrival and AC anniversary events.
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:24 pm

I read that the 787 will be visiting San Diego (SAN), but did not specifiy a date. Can anyone verify this date as I will be back in San Diego this weekend!!!

Thank you all.
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:43 pm

Quoting 777ord (Reply 3):
I read that the 787 will be visiting San Diego (SAN), but did not specifiy a date. Can anyone verify this date as I will be back in San Diego this weekend!!!

Here's the thread:
SAN Will See The 787 Next Week (by SANFan Mar 5 2012 in Civil Aviation)

(Date is March 13, time of landing/length of visit unknown.)

Hope you get a chance to see it!

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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:59 pm

Quoting Fyano773 (Reply 1):
ZA003 departed from EWR bound to ORD this morning. Then, the plane will fly all the way down to MEX:
ORD? I thought it was heading down to MEX after EWR, then PHX, and SAN?

According to Flightaware, the plane will be leaving ORD shortly, enroute to Mexico City.

[Edited 2012-03-07 09:07:42]
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:35 pm

Here she comes! Currently FL400 about to enter what I believe is the state of Arkansas, ETA 1515!
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE787
greetings!
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:59 pm

ZA003 is almost there:

 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:26 pm

First pics, courtesy of FSMEX members:

 
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:31 pm

ZA003 flying over city center:

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg7/m_angel_h_v/IMG_2503.jpg


Passing around skyscraper Torre Mayor, tallest building in Mexico.
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:42 pm

Approaching runway 05R:



 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:16 am

Different angles:

 
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:19 am

Mighty DreamLiner:

http://www.clasesdefotografia.info/images/Dreamliner_2.jpg

http://www.clasesdefotografia.info/images/Dreamliner_3.JPG
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:23 am

Quoting SANMAN66 (Reply 5):
ORD? I thought it was heading down to MEX after EWR, then PHX, and SAN?

According to Flightaware, the plane will be leaving ORD shortly, enroute to Mexico City.

I think it was the CBS2 Chicago Facebook page said that it came into ORD to pick up 4 passengers for the next leg of the tour. I can only assume it was some Boeing people from the big offices downtown. I do not think it was here long. I work not to far from ORD, if I knew in advance I would've taken an early/longer lunch to see it.
An American expat from the ORD area living and working in SYD
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:26 am

Raked wingtips!

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8631/boeingcompanyboeing7878.jpg

http://www.aviacioncr.net/galeria/fotos/avcr_55975.jpg
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:30 am

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 13):
I think it was the CBS2 Chicago Facebook page said that it came into ORD to pick up 4 passengers for the next leg of the tour. I can only assume it was some Boeing people from the big offices downtown. I do not think it was here long.

I guess it must of been some sort of special unscheduled VIP stop of some sort. It was not listed on the
Boeing website.
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:35 am

Quoting SANMAN66 (Reply 15):

I guess it must of been some sort of special unscheduled VIP stop of some sort. It was not listed on the
Boeing website.

Well a friend of mine who works at ORD posted pictures of it on facebook parked at one of the UA hangars.
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:05 pm

Press release from Boeing:

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lands in Mexico City for World Tour Stop

Aeromexico executives, employees, and special guests experience passenger-pleasing interior

MEXICO CITY, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Mexico City today as part of its World Tour. Over the next day-and-a-half, Aeromexico executives, employees, and special invited guests will get a chance to tour and experience much of the airplane's cutting-edge technological advancements.

Full article: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2160


  



Today ZA003 performed a 1h demo flight MEX-MEX flying over ACA.
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:54 pm

Nice pictures Fyano773 - She is one beautiful lady!
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:16 am

I saw it yesterday (Thursday, March 8), parked inside a hangar next to AM's T2. I believe that is the place where it is being showcased to AM management and special guests.
Next flights: MEX-LAX AM 738, LAX-PVG DL 77L, SHA-PEK CA 789, PEK-PVG CA A332, PVG-ORD MU 77W, ORD-MEX AM 738
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:33 pm

After MEX, the 787 will be in California, Arizona and Utah. I am guessing that stage 5 will be South America where sure stops should be Colombia and Chile.
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:54 am

Does anyone know when she is scheduled to leave PHX? Local media says it is here for the weekend. I could not make it down to Sky Harbor for the inbound today so I would really like to see the departure. Thanks
 
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:00 pm

Quoting kparke777 (Reply 21):
Does anyone know when she is scheduled to leave PHX? Local media says it is here for the weekend. I could not make it down to Sky Harbor for the inbound today so I would really like to see the departure. Thanks

Don't know.
I missed yesterdays arrival also. But I missed it because the flight was not on flightaware. I searched by operator (Boeing), by type (788), and by city pair, so I figured the flight was delayed. Then I saw video of it in PHX on the TV news.
What gives? Why would they block a flight that they are publicizing so aggressively?
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RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:16 pm

During the aircraft presentation and on the sidelines of the event, the airline CEO revealed the plans for the 787 and other aircrafts:

  • Routes - Firsts routes this plane will be flown are CDG and NRT, the latter nonstop when possible.
  • Configuration - The plane will have 240 seats with around 40 seats in biz-first.
  • Orders and deliveries - At least 7 aircraft will join the fleet, 3 in 2013, 2 in 2014 and 2 in 2015. 2 owned, 5 leased. 787-9 is being studied.
  • 77W - This aircraft has been evaluated by the company. They see it in the fleet by 3 or 4 years, probably.
  • 738 - 10 brand new 738 with IFE(?) and Sky Interiors will be added. All owned by the airline.
  • E-jets - 10 190s and 3 170s will be added in 2012. AM is planning to replace all 145s with E-jets in 2-3 years.

    Images of the event:

      



     

     



        


    The plane departed yesterday enroute to PHX flying over CUU: MMMX-MMCU-KPHX 14:23 CST 16:38 MST.

    PHX and SAN will host the tour in the following days.
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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:21 pm

    The 787 made a stop in Phoenix (03/09/12) for Honeywell employees to see some of their work.


    Story from AZCentral.com: http://www.azcentral.com/community/p...reamliner-makes-visit-phoenix.html

    Photos: http://www.azcentral.com/photo/Misc/Business/21840
     
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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:14 pm

    Quoting PSAJet17 (Reply 24):
    The 787 made a stop in Phoenix (03/09/12) for Honeywell employees to see some of their work

    Does that mean just a one-day visit at PHX? So I assume she went "home" to SEA for the weekend and then resumes the tour from there on Tuesday when she flys down to Lindbergh Field?

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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:16 pm

    Francisco, you have been doing such a fantastic job at A.Net, posting so many wonderful topics and providing us, all, at the forums, with very relevant inputs, related to the current development of the Mexican aviation industry, as a whole...

    Welcome to my RUL.

    On top of everything, I very much appreciate, you being in love with classical music....  

    All the best !!!
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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:28 pm

    I was looking for it on Flightaware, but the MEX-PHX leg is not even listed.

    [Edited 2012-03-10 13:31:32]
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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:48 pm

    Quoting Fyano773 (Reply 23):
    Routes - Firsts routes this plane will be flown are CDG and NRT, the latter nonstop when possible.
    Configuration - The plane will have 240 seats with around 40 seats in biz-first.
    Orders and deliveries - At least 7 aircraft will join the fleet, 3 in 2013, 2 in 2014 and 2 in 2015. 2 owned, 5 leased. 787-9 is being studied.
    77W - This aircraft has been evaluated by the company. They see it in the fleet by 3 or 4 years, probably.
    738 - 10 brand new 738 with IFE(?) and Sky Interiors will be added. All owned by the airline.

    Thanks so much Fyano! You are very kind.

    Guys, should we take the discussion of these items to the Mexican Aviation thread so as to not hijack this thread?
    Next flights: MEX-LAX AM 738, LAX-PVG DL 77L, SHA-PEK CA 789, PEK-PVG CA A332, PVG-ORD MU 77W, ORD-MEX AM 738
     
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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:11 pm

    Quoting SANFan (Reply 25):
    Does that mean just a one-day visit at PHX?

    The discussions above mentioned that they believe the aircraft was staying in PHX until Monday when it flies to SAN.
     
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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:24 pm

    Hey XA744 thanks. Actually the members of flyAPM, fsmex and A.net whose inputs, comments, pics and contributions made this (and many other posts & topics) possible, so they deserve the credit. I just gathered all that info. Welcome to my RUL, BTW.

    E-Dude, ER757 et ál, thanks.

    [Edited 2012-03-10 15:28:50]
     
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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:53 am

    The B787-8 Dreamliner (N787BX) spent the weekend in sunny Phoenix. The aircraft was open for display for employees from Honeywell and members of the press on Friday (3/9).

    Here is a shot I took from Cutter Aviation's patio:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24988232@N08/6828324992/in/photostream
     
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    RE: 787 Dream)Tour 4 - Next Stop: MEX, March 7-9

    Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:59 am

    Quoting PSAJet17 (Reply 29):
    Quoting SANFan (Reply 25):Does that mean just a one-day visit at PHX?The discussions above mentioned that they believe the aircraft was staying in PHX until Monday when it flies to SAN.

    I can attest to the fact that I saw it come in on Friday March 9th and when I flew PHX-ONT on March 10th it was sitting by Cutter when we took off around 2100 LCL.

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