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by Sooner787
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NFL Charters
Replies: 74
Views: 12927

Re: 2021 NFL Charters

Raiders still using HA A333's this year?

Looking forward to seeing that rare bird at KDFW later today :)

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by Sooner787
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 91439

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

But the 787 passed the FAA structural testing, so where is the problem? Exactly. Plus 787's are safely crisscrossing the globe every day. IMHO, the FAA has been weaponized against Boeing for not only the Max Fiasco, but as a payback the the Everett unions for Boeing's decision to move 787 productio...

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by Sooner787
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 99
Views: 13786

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

Connected thru that terminal few years ago on my way to LHR and commented to my friend that this might be the nicest
building in Detroit :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces TLV from December
Replies: 19
Views: 4082

Re: Emirates Announces TLV from December

xwb777 wrote:
I feel that the route will be upgraded to the A380 at a later time.


Does TLV have any 380 capable gates set up already?

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW - Windy: Use of 31L/R Today
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: DFW - Windy: Use of 31L/R Today

I'd be curious how many delays / cancellations AA had today at DFW .

MY work was a zoo all day. we had several drivers delayed & diverted today on their way into DFW.

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by Sooner787
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 153
Views: 27504

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

Hope this rumored Max order for KLM proves accurate,

I think the KLM livery would look great on a Max 8 and/or Max 10

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to add logo to winglets
Replies: 65
Views: 10856

Re: American Airlines to add logo to winglets

The log on the winglet isn't a bad idea, but those logos are way too big!!!!!!!
They need a logo about half the size shown

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 276027

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Makes you wonder how long Boeing is willing to wait for the Chinese to
make their intention known re; their stored frames.

Boeing seems to have placed all their existing Max whitetails, I'm betting
they could place all the Chinese frames as well.

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36441

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

KHOU is reporting 21 people onboard, all got out, no fatalities....

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by Sooner787
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3047
Views: 462127

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

ATC is Southwests method of not paying compensation for all the pax they screwed over today. Me included. I guarantee this is the pilots protesting the vax requirements. 30% of pilots called in sick resulting in 1400 cancellations. Dang that weather and ATC. Word is ATC sick out over vax mandates i...

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by Sooner787
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261756

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Interesting comments from UA's CCO: Ref: https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/united-needs-two-aircraft-that-do-not-exist-757-300-and-50-seat-jet-replacements/145746.article IMO it supports the idea that there's a market for something bigger than A321 and 752, more or less where NMA was headed. Soun...

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by Sooner787
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 205
Views: 48727

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

Seems 5 of 12 A380's are coming back into operation from 8NOV, initially to FRA and MAD. Long haul routes to commence from 3DEC Miami to launch 3rd December Dubai to launch 5th December Dallas Fort Worth to launch 7th December Los Angeles to launch 9th December Source: https://www.headforpoints.com...

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10659

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

They probably have other jobs lined up. The labor market is on fire right now. I work for a large national OTR trucking firm & they've stopped short of mandating jabs for the workforce. Reason is simple; there is such a shortage of drivers right now, they're afraid of losing drivers to competit...

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by Sooner787
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 276027

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

jeffrey0032j wrote:
flyorski wrote:
Do you know why wn rejected 8703J?

Supposedly due to some damage or modifications made that require a different inspection cycle from the rest of the WN Maxes.



Might that frame now become a good candidate for a BBJ sale?

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 14399

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

How about Air China? Their whole fleet looks retro :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 260
Views: 80962

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Cardude2 wrote:
copied and pasted from 747classic a few posts back it a small edit by me

"To be assembled N631UP, N632UP and N633UP for UPS ( #26, #27 and #28) and four for Atlas Air = Total eight (7)


I hope Atlas puts a special livery on the final frame - ln 1574 :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q3 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 6944

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Bill moving forward to require proof of vaccination or within 72 hours a negative test before air travel in USA. https://news.yahoo.com/fauci-calls-unvaccinated-americans-banned-085744798.html This becomes law, you'll see the return of the great American road trip. Lots of folks have or will decide...

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 34
Views: 2888

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

Spacepope wrote:
I see the DC-10 and MD-87 fire tankers serving into the 2030s too.


As well as the USAF KC-10 Tankers :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 109139

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Boeing booked 2 new 777F orders in August. One big one from an unidentified customer for 10, and also Fedex ordered 1 more. Boeing received 30 new orders for the 777F this year so far, bringing the current 777F backlog to 61. Hmmm that UFO order for 10 is intriguing. Perhaps UPS has decided the tim...

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by Sooner787
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 260
Views: 80962

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

So if my math is correct, we have 7 more 747's to go; 3 UPS and 4 Atlas?

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by Sooner787
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Noticed this unknown plane, flying in towards Kabul now. It's being tracked by over 600 people. https://fr24.com/KGB4941/29151bc4 Maybe this is the answer to that airplane? https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/09/asia/afghanistan-kabul-airport-flight-intl/index.html About 200 people, among them US natio...

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

adam47150 wrote:
Looks like the KAM Air A340 is being chartered by Glenn Beck's Nazarene Fund to help evacuate Afghan Christian converts. He just showed footage on his program from his people on the ground as they were boarding the aircraft.


The spirit of "Dunkirk" lives, at least for a few more days :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 gear retraction side doors
Replies: 17
Views: 3272

Re: C-17 gear retraction side doors

The C-17 that took off with all the teens hanging onto it,
was it able to retract it's gear after takeoff?
Heard gruesome reports of finding a body in the main wheel well
as well as various other remains stuck in the gear .... :(

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2113

Re: Southwest Delays

We've had over 5 inches of rain in the DFW area in August, which is ridiculous for this part of the world.
And most of that rain has come from big storms. I'm sure that's messed up WN & AA 's ops.

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

So is the Taliban are blocking all entrances to the airport, why isn't the US shuttling US Citz from the embassy to the airport?

Surely the embassy compound can be made secure short term?

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35434

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Hell, the boys in Chicago need to sell their whole space operation to Space X / Musk
and move along. They're obviously not up to the task anymore :(

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 276027

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ajor-boost


Great news. Other than China, what other country has yet to lift their Max bans?
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REDHL wrote:
Apparently, India's DGCA will fully lift its 737 MAX flight ban within a few days.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ajor-boost


Great news. Other than China, what other country has yet to lift their Max bans?

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors
Replies: 25
Views: 3043

Re: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors

How about the FAA & TSA ditch the stupid mask mandate and install temp check kiosks at security entrances. They print out little stickers that can attach to your boarding pass or your shirt. Doesn't matter if you have Covid, the flu or a simple head cold, if you're running a fever that day, you ...

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by Sooner787
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63431

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Has Spirit gotten their stuff together yet? I want to go to Puerto Rico this weekend and all the legacies / Jetblue are like 400+ but Spirit is half that so i am considering. I never flew with them Might wanna check the weather before buying ticket to SJU . Looks like a tropical storm could be hitt...

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United mandates vaccines for employees
Replies: 63
Views: 5693

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

Good. All airlines should follow and mandate this along with requiring passengers to be vaccinated. No Shirt, No Shoes, No vaccine, No Service! How about No Shirt, No Shoes, No Vaccine, No Mask , No Service. I'd like to see airports do what my very large trucking company employer did last month. Th...

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33798

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

Not sure but I'll bet they'll use the same construction technique now in progress for the new high C gates.
Building sections of the new terminal on the airport grounds , then moving each piece over and hoisting them
into position like big Lego blocks.

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63431

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Looking at flightradar24, Spirit still hasn’t run a flight out of San Juan today. Everything shows canceled but for one flight to FLL at 7PM. Any bets about it actually operating? The NK situation in SJU is ridiculous. It is an island, they are literally leaving people stranded. There are plenty of...

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 505
Views: 99194

Re: Qatar Airways grounds 13 A350’s

Guess this explains the QR 77W's I've seen at DFW recently in place of the normal A35J 's

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63431

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Could this meltdown get to a point where the FAA would step in and ground NK for a few days to allow them
to "re-boot" their operation?

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by Sooner787
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63431

Re: Spirit operational challenges

NK has not had a flight leave SJU since Sunday. The keep cancelling everything a few hours before departure. They just need to be honest with their passengers and cancel all the flights for this week. "Due to staffing issues with our vendor we are unable to maintain service to SJU for the fore...

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by Sooner787
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3004
Views: 476677

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

asuflyer wrote:
Lots of disruption on flights in and out of DFW diversions and cancellations today due to severe WX / Thunderstorms.


Local TV news in Dallas reported ping pong size hail in Euless, right next to DFW during that wicked storm late Sunday afternoon.

Anyone hear of any planes that got dinged at DFW?

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 64391

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I’m confused by this whole issue. I see what ( kanban is) saying by the lack of AD, but on the other hand Boeing is willing passing on huge cash receipts by delaying deliveries for many months. It doesn’t sound like that minor a problem for them to do that. The fact that the structure is out of tol...

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by Sooner787
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple airline websites down (BA, DL, AF, ??)
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

Re: Multiple airline websites down (BA, DL, AF, ??)

Looks like AA, UA and WN websites are working ( for now )

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by Sooner787
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46405

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Have they started repairs on this bird yet?

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 15858

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

I did a google search and saw the first flight ( unmanned ) is scheduled for Nov. '21??

What are the odds NASA meets that deadline?

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 22464

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

American's new marketing slogan " We're haze gray and underway" LOL :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK A380 from STN to MCO cancelled due to COVID-19 cases at Arsenal London
Replies: 18
Views: 4619

Re: Attention MCO spotters - EK A380 coming your way today.

Dang!! How many people are in their traveling party?

I imagine the whole group could sit in F and J with plenty of room to spare :)

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by Sooner787
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 276027

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Jon Ostrowser gives an idea of why the MAX is not back in China and when it could return. There’s a growing feeling among some industry execs who work closely with Chinese airlines & aerospace that the recertification of the 737 Max will not come until after Comac’s C919 is certified by the CAA...

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by Sooner787
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 22464

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

I wish AA would've called the Commemorative Air Force and asked for the paint code
for the silver that their B-29 FIFi wears and kept the clAAsic livery / graphics. :)

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by Sooner787
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 22464

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

It's been pointed out by a friend that the paintwork doesn't seem to be finished as the fuselage joins are visible and messy around the door frames too. Not sure what's going on then. I agree....very bizaarre. Unless, as someone pointed out, there is some special livery in the works and the decals ...

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by Sooner787
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 747 Fans Documentary on AF1 s
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: 747 Fans Documentary on AF1 s

The livery suggested by the Trump Administration looked better when it was done in high-resolution CGI, but I tend to believe the existing livery on the VC-25A will be used on the VC-25B. The interior renderings looked interesting. When I first saw the rendering for the new livery I didn't like it,...

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by Sooner787
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage at Denver 07-14-21
Replies: 22
Views: 3239

Re: Power Outage at Denver 07-14-21

ok.....dumb question perhaps , but don't they have backup generators?

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by Sooner787
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 64391

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Clearly it's sabotage, by HQ to press every last penny from that now shrivelling lemon BA. The union in Everett was none too pleased when news broke of 787 production getting moved to Charleston. Wouldn't surprise me one bit , but, the other culprit could be the "brain drain" effect of th...

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by Sooner787
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 747 Fans Documentary on AF1 s
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: 747 Fans Documentary on AF1 s

Great documentary. I know there are questions about which livery the new jets will wear,
but since both frames are painted solid white right now, they can complete the entire
flight test program and re-paint into their final liveries just before delivery.

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