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by smittythepirate
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3964
Views: 512585

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Here is what I am assuming is another test flight: https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE273/21cfe2a4 ARA - MWH does Boeing have any kind of facilities in Louisiana? Seems to be a "normal" flight at cruising altitude and speed. I know that Boeing sends 787s to New Iberia to get painted every n...

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by smittythepirate
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3964
Views: 512585

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The FAA seems to be leaking out more information lately. https://www.wsj.com/articles/regulators-found-high-risk-of-emergency-after-first-boeing-max-crash-11564565521 I don't think anyone on this forum is salivating for bad news to bash Boeing. Thousands of jobs depend on the 737, but the evidence ...

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by smittythepirate
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13998

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

phlswaflyer wrote:
and somehow Mulienberg will get a big bonus.....


I figure at this rate employees will owe the company money around bonus time...

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by smittythepirate
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26199

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

RickNRoll wrote:
This is also the site where a noose was hung over an employee's desk. Very real cultural problems there in other ways.


Nothing has confirmed that the plane involved was a Charleston plane. Do we have a trail number?

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by smittythepirate
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387847

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

However much you think the drop in value is down to the crashes or not I doubt it's stopped falling And if these planes aren't back in the air for months who knows where it might fall to? What about the lack of orders and deposits and payments for planes whilst these planes are grounded? Surely it'...

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by smittythepirate
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135798

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

LN 548 returned Wednesday with the standard United livery.

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by smittythepirate
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366463

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Well on my morning drive to work today it looks like the united 78J is done. It was parked on the ramp at Meacham but sadly it seems like it is painted in the current livery. Only caught a glimpse as I was driving by it appears to be the current livery - no new livery I'm afraid. :cry2: You have on...

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by smittythepirate
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366463

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Hmmmmm drove by Meacham Airport on Ft Worth last week and felt a disturbance in the Force as I looked for any signs of the UA 78J on property :) I drive by Meacham every day on my way to and from work and I'm hoping to get a glimpse of that United beauty as well! :cheerful: Well on my morning drive...

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by smittythepirate
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135798

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It usually takes a week. LN828 is in the normal livery The one in FTW (LN 548) will take a longer time to do as it was a Boeing test plane used in certification of the 787-10. Luckily it was just the standard white color with a small Boeing logo on the side. I'm not sure if they are removing all of...

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by smittythepirate
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135798

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It usually takes a week. LN828 is in the normal livery

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by smittythepirate
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719987

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The crucifixion has started, Boeing will suffer !! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-29/lawsuit-filed-against-boeing-over-ethiopian-airlines-crash/10951772 You seen really excited about this for some reason...

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by smittythepirate
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718205

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

How is the fix really a fix? If MCAS is switched off automatically, we have an aircraft without MCAS. Apparently MCAS is good for something in the first place, otherwise it would not be there. So the aircraft will then be operating at the brink of a stall and the pilots need to keep it in the air? ...

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by smittythepirate
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719987

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And the preliminary results of these test flights in the simulator don't look good: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6851217/Pilots-40-SECONDS-ride-automated-Lion-Air-Ethiopian-Airlines-crashes.html Ok, it's the Daily Mail, so read at your own risk. Remember there are two different test happ...

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by smittythepirate
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719987

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

~ Boeing releasing software update; Airlines sending pilots to test in simulator And the preliminary results of these test flights in the simulator don't look good: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6851217/Pilots-40-SECONDS-ride-automated-Lion-Air-Ethiopian-Airlines-crashes.html Ok, it's the...

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by smittythepirate
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718205

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Aviation Week is reporting that the FAA is seeking consensus on lifting the MAX ban. https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/faa-eyes-consensus-737-max-flight-approvals?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20190326_AW-05_229&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2&utm_rid=CPEN1000002199999&utm_campaign...

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by smittythepirate
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718205

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Boeing is releasing a fix, but a fix to what? I mean if the investigation still have not pointed to the real issue, either Boeing knew all along the system was faulty and was working on the background to solve the issue hoping nothing would happend in between updates, of this is a Fix for something...

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by smittythepirate
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718205

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

this kind of post just makes it clear how out of touch with reality people on a.net are. Some posters may be Boeing employees and/or paid by Boeing, and there is an entire chorus full of Boeing fanboys and girls ready to sing Boeing's praises for free no matter what the question is. Same for Airbus...

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by smittythepirate
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718205

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

lavalampluva wrote:
WN and AA have MAX aircraft grounded throughout the U.S. Are these aircraft grounded until the fix is found, or are they allowed to ferry them (empty) to a mx base?


Answered multiple times in the thread so far but yes they are allowed to ferry them.

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by smittythepirate
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5383

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

How do they survive this? Kind of drastic considering they sell 4 other models on the commercial side

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by smittythepirate
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718205

Re: Boeing 737 Max 8 pilots complained to feds for months about suspected safety flaw

There was a separate thread that has since been deleted with this article from the Dallas News. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/03/12/boeing-737-max-8-pilots-complained-feds-months-suspected-safety-flaw There were five complaints submitted, but what I found interesting from the ar...

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by smittythepirate
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719987

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1417545

We should be discussing the specifics of the incident in this thread.
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Please remember there is a separate thread to discuss the 737 Max groundings.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1417545

We should be discussing the specifics of the incident in this thread.

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by smittythepirate
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718205

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

".0008% of getting in an accident on a MAX flight" is a huge risk, i would certainly would not bet my life on that risk for comparison sake the higest risk of dying in a car crash: 1/4,433 is in Montana over en entire year in a single day that must be dvided by 365 days we have a risk of ...

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by smittythepirate
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718205

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If the MAX is such a piece, why are they not all falling out of the sky? Two accidents in a year. We all just need to calm down and wait for the report before automatically blaming the MAX. Seb, this is not a good way to think about accident statistics. It’s like saying “I didn’t get into a car wre...

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by smittythepirate
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719987

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Wow, Boeing Corp stock is down over 11% in premarket open. Not sure if this is actually a surprise to anybody An order of 16 MAX's is being reviewd. And this is just the first news I found as I woke up. :( https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/468146/khazanah-requested-review-purchase-boeing-7...

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by smittythepirate
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719987

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

mcogator wrote:
Wow, Boeing Corp stock is down over 11% in premarket open.


Not sure if this is actually a surprise to anybody

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by smittythepirate
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135798

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

ual747-600 wrote:
What's going on in Charleston as they have only had 4 flights on 2 aircraft (AA and China Eastern) since the first of the year? How soon do they ramp up to 7 per month because at this pace it's going to be a while.

UAL747-600


There will be a flurry of flights starting very soon.

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by smittythepirate
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

The 1st 787 for Westjet in final assembly at Everett https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrcnBHEV4AAXdwf.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrcnBHEV4AECr-M.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrcnBHGU4AA3NG0.jpg Source: https://twitter.com/yyc_charles/status/1060359148531924992 In the 2nd picture, does anyone kno...

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by smittythepirate
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32964

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

I'm excited for it and hope it sticks around for a while.

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by smittythepirate
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

548 still has a white tail and is back on the flight line. The Star Alliance tail is a different plane. Well it doesn't help when we don't have eyes on the ground at CHS anymore. I found the photo on a United thread on flyertalk so I just thought it was the United frame. The only other aircraft it ...

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by smittythepirate
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Been browsing flyertalk. It's seems there's a UA 787-10 with a Star Alliance tail at CHS. One can assume this is LN548 seeing as LN731 is painted in the full livery: There's also another photo of the EVA Air 787-9: 548 still has a white tail and is back on the flight line. The Star Alliance tail is...

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by smittythepirate
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Slash787 wrote:
Any pics of the Etihad B787-10? The Roll out was supposed to be yesterday.


There won't be pictures yet, it would have rolled straight into the paint bay.

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by smittythepirate
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Etihad has not left final assembly yet. The tail is already painted with their color so you would know if it was out.

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by smittythepirate
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 10316

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

By good weather I assume they mean the heat and the sun, not the 6 months from June to November when the hurricane season is a yearly event, at least there is no yearly earth quake season in the North West.... It isn't as if BSC is being constantly threatened during those 6 months due to hurricanes...

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by smittythepirate
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12826

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

727LOVER wrote:
klm617 wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_Flight_181


Not sure how that fits into this thread....unless I read wrong.


The pilot was killed by hijackers, the aircraft was damaged during fighting but repaired and returned to service

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by smittythepirate
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 14222

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

Would this have an effect on 787 production since these aircraft were primarily designed and purposed for that role? If Boeing wants to ramp up the 787 how are they going to do that with Dreamlifters taking up time and slots for the 767. They won't sacrifice 787 production for the 767. More than li...

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by smittythepirate
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 27658

Re: 787 Scrapping

They could have given this to Iran Air The reason why this airframe was scrapped is probably because all the testing, breaking, and fixing rendered it unsafe and unreliable for regular pax ops. No reg authority would give it a CoA. Why do you think Iranian lives are cheaper or more dispensable than...

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by smittythepirate
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 33303

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Image

I didn't realize it was a flag at first. I thought it was a disgruntled shark with a star for its eye...

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by smittythepirate
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

NG263 wrote:
The first frame of Gulf Air has not been in the paintshop yet nor has it been moved to it so I don't expect it to be doing the mentioned Flyby


Who says it isn't in paint currently?

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by smittythepirate
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

I tried pretty hard to get invited to the event today but didn't get a reply from anyone at Boeing unfortunately. But Sam Chui is in Charleston for the event and he is frequently posting pics from inside the facility and out on his Instagram. They are pretty neat. Wish I could've been there. I'll d...

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by smittythepirate
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

pabloeing wrote:
We need more spotters in CHS.......


I've tried but it is very difficult to get a decent photo with how the area is laid out.

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by smittythepirate
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 310384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It looks as if "in support of the UN" is painted on the back half (text in white, on blue background). There is other text in the white section towards the front but I'm not currently able to see it.

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by smittythepirate
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372128

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

As a heads up, Boeing also does engineering flights with customer frames before deliveries to test out changes as well.

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by smittythepirate
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372128

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Planeyguy wrote:
Does anyone know when will the 787-10 be delivered to Singapore Airlines?


It all depends on when the plane gets certified but as a hint it could be in Q1.

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by smittythepirate
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 91307

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Ziyulu wrote:
I would not be sad if the 787 is grounded forever. Who wants to be squeezed into 3-3-3 seating on such a narrow wide-body aircraft. Maybe they can bring back the 744.


Not sure why you would want the plane grounded considering it is the airlines that request the 3-3-3 seating

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by smittythepirate
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372128

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... zc#f6ba1fd


It went for paint in VCV, the tail now shows the regular 10 paint scheme.
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ikolkyo wrote:
Little 787-10 update here

The third 787-10. N565ZC (2nd RR testbed), spent a week on the ground in VCV and flew back to CHS yesterday
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... zc#f6ba1fd


It went for paint in VCV, the tail now shows the regular 10 paint scheme.

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by smittythepirate
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372128

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

BOEING777EK wrote:
Does anyone have any idea of what's causing the delay of C-CKNY to be delivered?


Looks like the flight is being used for testing/engineering

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by smittythepirate
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372128

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

I believe it was delivered, it just hasn't taken its delivery flight yet

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by smittythepirate
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 29004

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

Working on clearing out the backlog so Boeing can get cracking on the 787MAX? :-) I admittedly don't know that much about commercial aircraft assembly lines and re-tooling, but could they be accelerating so that they can eventually free-up some line space to create an MOM line in early-mid 2020s? H...

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by smittythepirate
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372128

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

How is the second hand market for the 787 (if it exists). Guess you could say there is none as of yet as the only frame on offer (Crystal's BBJ) has yet to find a buyer. But then again, there is only one frame on offer since even the oldest delivery is still early in it's operational life with it's...

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