UTA_flyinghigh
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What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:04 pm

707cmf uploaded this pic and stated that she was a :"777-328ER" after some fool gave him the info.

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It has since been edited to "777-246ER" which to the worst of my knowledge is the code for JAL. Since AF is supposed to be the launch customer for the 777-300ER, what gives ? and if it's the prototype, shouldn't it be a 300-ER anayways ?
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RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?

Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:24 am

UTA_Flyinghigh:

Nowadays, prototypes at Boeing don't remain in the company; often in this day and age of precise computer engineering, the first airplane to roll off the assembly line is ultimately destined for the airlines. This 777 is no exception.
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aaron atp
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RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?

Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:46 am

me thinks it was edited to "777-346/ER" which is indeed correct because cn 32430 is going to JAL...

I don't know why you throw words like "fool" around so loosely... Apparently you take this stuff way to seriously. It was at the Paris Air show, he made a simple mistake in assuming that it would be going to AF, which has 777-328's on order.

***As Jbird has said, prototypes usually go to the airlines, but after the first regular production line aircraft goes to the launch customer... I would assume this is because the prototypes must return to the factory to be refitted for the customer,

I don't know this stuff for sure, I just looked through some reference materials here to find the specifics.

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707CMF
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RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?

Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:14 am

he made a simple mistake in assuming that it would be going to AF

Well, the mistake is not on me, as I usually rely on UTAflyinglow to give me technical details ('sooo, what are the engines on this aircraft' - as if I cared) I know he is a walking database on heavy aviation, so instead of looking it up on the web, I ask him. Usually he's accurate, but that time, *he* told me it was a 777-328ER, which I believed and wrote in the ac type field. Apparently, someone else corrected it, but who cares... more than 1000 hits in less than one week on a stupid noseshot, that's already worth it !

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UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?

Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:41 pm

hey, since the guy who told 707cmf the badinfo was me, I think that entitles me to use the "F: word  Laugh out loud
Anyways, they should paint the msn where it's highly visible to people like me wearing glasses.
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Shawn Patrick
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RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?

Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:59 pm

Anyways, they should paint the msn where it's highly visible to people like me wearing glasses.

Yes, because it's all about you, right?  Big grin
 
707CMF
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RE: What Was This Big Pencil With 777 On It At LBG?

Sat Jul 05, 2003 4:27 pm

Yes, because it's all about you, right?

Well, if you knew UTA as much as I (unfortunately) know him, you'd be amazed as how right you are !

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