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Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:25 am

Some preparation details released from Boeing:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2007/q2/070628a_nr.html


*Edited for spelling...

[Edited 2007-06-28 21:26:25]
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:52 am

DirecTV channel 576. Sounds like that's what I'll be watching at 6:30 EDT on Sunday, July 8, 2007.
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:03 am

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Does the satellite really matter?
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:04 am

How interesting. Since I will also want to see the special programs on the other aircraft it looks like time to fire up the TiVO but I will be watching the 787 live. Wonder if the DirectTV broadcast will be in Hi-def? One can hope.

Let the countdown begin.

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:21 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 2):
Does the satellite really matter?

Under some cirumstances, yes. Some of the DirecTV satellites are only accessible to people with the higher-end DirecTV dishes. Not in this case, though.
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:08 am

"Matching airplane model numbers to the dates, Boeing will launch one video per day leading up to the 787 rollout - beginning June 30 with the 707 and continuing through July 8 with the 787. The videos will be available on the 787 Premiere Web site, which can be accessed via Boeing's Internet home page at www.boeing.com."

Nice, so starting 6/30 we get the 707, then the 717 on 7/1/7 ... the 747 on July 4th (US Independence day), etc.
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:33 am

Thanks so much OP!  Smile
I wonder what this is on my local Comcast digital cable feed? A broadcast in HD would be nice! Big grin
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:46 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 2):
Does the satellite really matter?



Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
Some of the DirecTV satellites are only accessible to people with the higher-end DirecTV dishes. Not in this case, though.

Which is why they are making sure to tell people it's on this satellite. Same for Dish, as not all sats can be seen by all people. Echostar 8 sits at 110 degrees, which means anyone who has the standard Dish setup can see it (well, not people in the stone age with 119 only dishes, but Dish500 and above which covers 10+ years of customers).

But I think Hawaii is out of luck on 110. Can they see the DirecTV bird?
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:32 am

Its also going to be webcast too on www.newairplane.com, guys!
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:12 am

shame the date pun is kinda lost over in Europe! (08.07.07) Still will be interesting to see!
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:22 am

Quoting SirOmega (Reply 5):
"Matching airplane model numbers to the dates, Boeing will launch one video per day leading up to the 787 rollout - beginning June 30 with the 707 and continuing through July 8 with the 787. The videos will be available on the 787 Premiere Web site, which can be accessed via Boeing's Internet home page at
" target=_blank>www.boeing.com."
I wonder if they will show them on DirecTV on Sunday before the roll out, I hope so

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:37 am

I'm hoping that one of our a.net sleuths can get some sneak shots of the painted Dreamliner 1 BEFORE 787. Now that would be fun.  bigthumbsup 

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:43 am

Thanks for the information. Will be looking forward to this.  hyper 
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:14 pm

It should be a good presentation. I might be at Qwest Field for the viewing, but overall it should be good. Tom Brokaw is hosting the event. It should be pretty interesting.
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:55 pm

Anyone know when Dreamliner 1 comes out of the paint hangar?

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:01 pm

Quoting Iwok (Reply 14):
Anyone know when Dreamliner 1 comes out of the paint hangar?

I'm ONLY speculating, but after we, A.netters, killed the secret for Boeing....I'm betting once its painted, they ain't gonna move it out of the paint hangar until 7/8/07. They wouldn't make the same mistake...twice. But we'll see.

I wonder if the folks at Boeing HQ are fuming over this now that its all over the news..... Does anybody know?
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:17 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 15):
I wonder if the folks at Boeing HQ are fuming over this now that its all over the news..... Does anybody know?

Why would they be upset? Tons of free publicity is a good great thing.
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:28 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 15):
I'm ONLY speculating, but after we, A.netters, killed the secret for Boeing....I'm betting once its painted, they ain't gonna move it out of the paint hangar until 7/8/07. They wouldn't make the same mistake...twice. But we'll see.

I have this feeling they'll cover the plane with a BIG tarp and/or cover over the important details on the livery and move the plane back to the main assembly hangar just in time for the unveiling.  Smile
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:39 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 16):
Why would they be upset? Tons of free publicity is a good great thing.

There is a reason why they wanted to move it out at night time. I guess somebody forgot to turn the outside lights off.... But thats just my guess  Wink

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 17):
I have this feeling they'll cover the plane with a BIG tarp and/or cover over the important details on the livery and move the plane back to the main assembly hangar just in time for the unveiling.

I never thought of that idea....maybe they'll do that...
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:43 pm

Boeing always moves planes to the paint hangars at night. They have to tow the planes over the highway, which would create a lot of rubber necking, and traffic, if it was done at any other time than third shift.
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:46 pm

Quoting DIA (Thread starter):
Boeing Is Ready: 7.8.7. Are You? Details Now...

Since when is 787 an abbreviation?  Smile
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:32 pm

Quoting Acey (Reply 20):
Since when is 787 an abbreviation?

"7.8.7." is the date of the rollout, and is therefore an abbreviation.  bigthumbsup 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:47 pm

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There is a reason why they wanted to move it out at night time.

AirframeAS, you are right. Boeing moves all of it's planes built in Everett at night. This is due to the AC having to pass over highway 526, can you imagine the number of accidents a year that this kind of thing would cause? And knowing the those ambulance chasing criminals, oops sorry.... lawyers, would go after Boeing on behalf of their clients because Boeing caused them to wreck their cars by moving an aircraft to the paintshop.  banghead 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:50 pm

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 21):
7.8.7." is the date of the rollout, and is therefore an abbreviation.

Not according to the rest of the world. i'ts the 8th July 2007 that makes it 778.
Reminds me of JFK announcing that "he is a donut" when he went to berlin.
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:23 pm

What channels if any do we get in Canada?
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:46 pm

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 23):
Not according to the rest of the world. i'ts the 8th July 2007 that makes it 778.
Reminds me of JFK announcing that "he is a donut" when he went to berlin.

Well, in the UK, that would be 877, the 8th July, 2007. So you put the year first where you are?? Weird....!
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:34 pm

This will be very exciting to see! I look forward to the release of each 7xx video on the Boeing site! I have to lookup more info about that 767 with raked winglets, missed that completely...

I wish Boeing all the best luck in the upcoming event, it is truly exciting times for all of us!
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 25):
Well, in the UK, that would be 877, the 8th July, 2007. So you put the year first where you are?? Weird....!

No, we put the month first. Today is 6/29/07 or June 29, 2007. July 8, 2007 in the United States would be known as 7/08/07. That is the way we do it in the USA therefore rolling the 787 out on July 8, 2007 makes it 7/8/7. If it's not written that way until August 7, 2007 in the rest of the world makes no bit of difference.
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:22 pm

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 27):
No, we put the month first. Today is 6/29/07 or June 29, 2007. July 8, 2007 in the United States would be known as 7/08/07. That is the way we do it in the USA therefore rolling the 787 out on July 8, 2007 makes it 7/8/7. If it's not written that way until August 7, 2007 in the rest of the world makes no bit of difference.

I'm aware of how the US does it, with month, day, year, in that order, hence 7.8.7 makes sense. I wasn't commenting on that! I referred to StarGoldLHR mentioning 778, which is supposedly 2007, July 8th.

Obviously, Boeing are just playing up the the date 7.8.7 coinciding with the model designation of 787. However, it doesn't really work for anyone outside North America. Interesting, considering a high number of 787 customers are indeed from customers outside of North America.....!
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:46 pm

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 28):
I'm aware of how the US does it, with month, day, year, in that order, hence 7.8.7 makes sense. I wasn't commenting on that! I referred to StarGoldLHR mentioning 778, which is supposedly 2007, July 8th.

Obviously, Boeing are just playing up the the date 7.8.7 coinciding with the model designation of 787. However, it doesn't really work for anyone outside North America. Interesting, considering a high number of 787 customers are indeed from customers outside of North America.....!

My comments weren't meant as an attack on you, I hope you didn't take it that way. There has been so much griping about the date of the rollout not making sense to the rest of the world. I understand it not making sense to perhaps anyone not in the USA. For those of us here it does make sense. If you are going to roll an airplane out and you have to opportunity to do it with a date that coincides with the aircraft model number, why not do it. If they waited until August 7 to roll it out when it would be 7.8.07 to the rest of the world, they would be essentially wasting a whole month.
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:10 pm

Quoting SirOmega (Reply 5):
"Matching airplane model numbers to the dates, Boeing will launch one video per day leading up to the 787 rollout - beginning June 30 with the 707 and continuing through July 8 with the 787. The videos will be available on the 787 Premiere Web site, which can be accessed via Boeing's Internet home page at www.boeing.com."

Nice, so starting 6/30 we get the 707, then the 717 on 7/1/7 ... the 747 on July 4th (US Independence day), etc.

Does Anyone remember me saying something about celebrating a Boeing Week back in March?....Welll Looks like thats what Boeings going to do.
 
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Is it true that the aircraft being rolled out is basically an empty shell?
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:10 pm

Quoting HughesAirwest (Reply 22):
This is due to the AC having to pass over highway 526

Oooo I totally forgot about that bridge!!
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:14 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 31):
Is it true that the aircraft being rolled out is basically an empty shell?

I seriously doubt that. Even if it were and it still flew at the end of August and beginning of September would it really matter if it were an empty shell on rollout? Maybe Boeing will surprise the world and the 787 will fly on August 7.
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:22 pm

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 23):
Reminds me of JFK announcing that "he is a donut" when he went to berlin.

Let's be precise now. He said "Ich bin ein Berliner" = "I am a jelly donut"
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:19 am

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 25):
Well, in the UK, that would be 877, the 8th July, 2007. So you put the year first where you are?? Weird....!

What's weird about it? That's the Systeme Internationale (usually called the Metric System) way. Year Month Day Hour Minute Second. Makes sense to me.
 
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:29 am

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 33):
I seriously doubt that. Even if it were and it still flew at the end of August and beginning of September would it really matter if it were an empty shell on rollout? Maybe Boeing will surprise the world and the 787 will fly on August 7.

Wouldn't that be an AMAZING treat?!?!
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Quoting LHR777 (Reply 28):
Quoting DTW757 (Reply 27):
No, we put the month first. Today is 6/29/07 or June 29, 2007. July 8, 2007 in the United States would be known as 7/08/07. That is the way we do it in the USA therefore rolling the 787 out on July 8, 2007 makes it 7/8/7. If it's not written that way until August 7, 2007 in the rest of the world makes no bit of difference.

I'm aware of how the US does it, with month, day, year, in that order, hence 7.8.7 makes sense. I wasn't commenting on that! I referred to StarGoldLHR mentioning 778, which is supposedly 2007, July 8th.

Obviously, Boeing are just playing up the the date 7.8.7 coinciding with the model designation of 787. However, it doesn't really work for anyone outside North America. Interesting, considering a high number of 787 customers are indeed from customers outside of North America.....!

On a side note... in the data world there tends to be a lot of use of the largest to smallest method because it is more universal that way and pretty quick for the eyes to recognize...
so for me it would be 778 because I would see the date as 2007.07.08.18:30:00

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Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:39 am

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 35):
What's weird about it? That's the Systeme Internationale (usually called the Metric System) way. Year Month Day Hour Minute Second. Makes sense to me.

Never heard that before. Just Month Day Year and Day Month Year.
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:28 am

Da*n it no digital cable channels!! oh well thank God for high speed internet access


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Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:32 am

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 28):
Obviously, Boeing are just playing up the the date 7.8.7 coinciding with the model designation of 787. However, it doesn't really work for anyone outside North America. Interesting, considering a high number of 787 customers are indeed from customers outside of North America.....!

That maybe true. But rollouts are usually designed to be morale boosters for the workers that design and build the product. So it makes perfect sense because most of the engineers are here in seattle.
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:40 am

Would they do a second roll out on Aug 7th for the rest of the world?
 
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 29):
y comments weren't meant as an attack on you, I hope you didn't take it that way.

I certainly did not take it that way, so no worries there. I thought perhaps you misunderstood that I was actually questioning StarGoldLHR's use of 778, which seemed a bit odd.

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 35):
What's weird about it? That's the Systeme Internationale (usually called the Metric System) way. Year Month Day Hour Minute Second. Makes sense to me.

Plenty weird about it! We don't use it in the UK, and i'm pretty sure you don't use it in Canada either. We use Day/Month/year in the UK. Month/Day/Year in the US, and I think I recall that Canada uses the same system...?

Ahh, in the end, who cares? Boeing roll-out the 787 on July 8th, 2007. Let them (Boeings' employees) enjoy their moment of glory!  Big grin
 
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:11 am

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 23):
Not according to the rest of the world. i'ts the 8th July 2007 that makes it 778.
Reminds me of JFK announcing that "he is a donut" when he went to berlin.

Yes but you see Boeing is based inside the United States. The 787 aircraft is being built in Everett Washington, which is also in the United States. Here in the U.S. (and in a few other parts of the world, believe it or not) we use the date format Month / Day / Year. So therefore it would make sense that they would try to shoot for that date.

I doubt Boeing would like to wait until July 7 2008 (or as you would say, 8 July 2008) to roll out this aircraft.

They are probably going to save that date for the rollout of the 777-800, just for you.  bigthumbsup 
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:22 am

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 30):
Does Anyone remember me saying something about celebrating a Boeing Week back in March?....Welll Looks like thats what Boeings going to do.

All the date format quibbling aside, the new 7-Series branding is what's got me thinking. Has Boeing ever referred to their aircraft family as the 7-Series before? I think this is a subtle way of wrapping up the "7's" and moving on to another number. Maybe we'll soon see the first of the 8-Series, or something else. This is very subtle, but wasn't lost on me. I think they're conditioning us for an upcoming announcement (within the next couple of years) about the new "Series" of Boeing jets.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?
 
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:47 am

Quoting Thebry (Reply 43):
Maybe we'll soon see the first of the 8-Series, or something else. This is very subtle, but wasn't lost on me. I think they're conditioning us for an upcoming announcement (within the next couple of years) about the new "Series" of Boeing jets.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?

I pretty confident that we'll see a 797 series. Perhaps a BWB-based aircraft will start the 808 series.

The ill-fated SST project in the 70's was going to have the designation of 2707. But, I doubt we'll see Boeing re-hash that due to the outcome of that program.
 
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:14 am

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 37):

Never heard that before. Just Month Day Year and Day Month Year.

Sweden, as always using international standards when no one seems to, uses year, month, day. So my date of birth would be 711105.

Sweden also uses the SI standard decimal comma as opposed to the point.
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:14 am

Satellite only coverage?

NO fun for those of us with Cablevision and Optimum  Sad
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:23 am

On the date thingie....All I have to say is... WHO CARES!!! This Boeing's week for the official roll-out!!! Its just a date. Sheesh! Just let Boeing do their thing.  Smile
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:42 am

Actually, I have to add something.

I'm excited for a variety of reasons but mainly this one:

I can't believe how mainstream Boeing is going with this. It's great how they are really trying to get the nation involved to see this new plane.

A roll out ceremony

A stadium of 50,000 to view the event on large screens

webcasts and now satellite TV coverage.

It's really just amazing.
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:57 am

Quoting BigAppleCoder (Reply 34):
Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 23):
Reminds me of JFK announcing that "he is a donut" when he went to berlin.

Let's be precise now. He said "Ich bin ein Berliner" = "I am a jelly donut"
 wink 

mmmm....donuts...

While we're at it, let's be very precise. In the context in which JFK was speaking, "Ich bin ein Berliner" = "I am a person from Berlin".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin...#.22Jelly_doughnut.22_urban_legend

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