My first thread started on A.Net...
Does anyone know the details of the scheduled 787 block points? I understand each of these to be a "package" of design enhancements that are introduced into the production stream at deliberate stages. Is there a good summary listing the plane number, the corresponding improvements and the overall effect on performance?
While purely speculative, what are some possibilities for future block point changes on the 787-8? I hear all the comments about how -8 testing will certainly benefit the -9 design efficiency and that weight reduction is being pursued aggressively. Wouldn't the -8 also see the benefits of these findings or is the design frozen until after the -9 is on square footing? Boeing always seems to be improving its products so I would expect a -8 built today to be the least efficient Dreamliner (but still way better than anything in its class).