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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:16 am

Quoting Khobar (Reply 24):
I'm sorry but the presentation was boring as can be. I'm sorry for being so blunt, but it was like...like...like anything but what I was expecting. No balloons, no music (apart from the dreary piano), no real celebration at all - except, perhaps, the Italians. The ones in Italy, not the ones in the US.

Let's not forget the roll-out is done in large part for the 787 Team. The ceremony recognized the diverse elements that went into the airplane's creation. That's hardly boring.

And, having attended roll-outs in the past when I was part of the design team, I doubt that those actually involved with the 787 were bored. It is a profound experience when you seen the work you have done for 5-7 years materialize in a physical airplane.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:16 am

Quoting Halaka (Reply 49):
Is there anyplace someone can watch the full, unedited webcast yet? I had to miss it and I'd really like to watch it all myself - not just the couple minutes of actual rollout.

Can't find anything on the Boeing site right now but I clearly remember something about it being back up for a few days maybe a month after or something. I want to see it again! The roll out that is
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:23 am

Quoting Khobar (Reply 24):
I'm sorry but the presentation was boring as can be. I'm sorry for being so blunt, but it was like...like...like anything but what I was expecting. No balloons, no music (apart from the dreary piano), no real celebration at all - except, perhaps, the Italians. The ones in Italy, not the ones in the US.

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I hope Boeing didn't spent to much on Tom !!

Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 33):
And then the Airbus joke - what was he thinking?

Probably he did not do much thinking there !
 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:27 am

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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:32 am

Quoting Bewley747 (Reply 39):
YAWN !

It's a tube with wings, what else did you expect?

Hey, maybe if oil were still $18/bbl, we'd all be welcoming the Sonic Cruiser right now (and launch customer AA, having bought up the first three years of production), but it isn't, so we're not.

To discount the 787 as "hardly revolutionary" ... well, it doesn't appear to be a terribly well-informed viewpoint, but I'm happy to give you the benefit of the doubt.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:33 am

Awesome photos of the 787!  Wow! Congratulations to Boeing. I can't wait to see it at MSP.  hyper  Does anyone know the exact date that the 787 will first fly?
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:33 am

Although the entire presentation was an exercise in boredom, the aircraft looks immaculate. It is truly beautiful.

Couldn't help but notice that the cabin windows were visible through the Captain's front window when the aircraft was being towed into position. I assume that the interior is not yet complete.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:34 am

Nice plane but presentation was weak. There was too much staring and glancing at the teleprompter. McNerney had so little dialogue that if he spoke ad lib, it would have been more professional. Same is true with some of the other Boeing veeps.
 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:37 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 55):
Awesome photos of the 787! Congratulations to Boeing. I can't wait to see it at MSP. Does anyone know the exact date that the 787 will first fly?

Boeing has repeatedly said that the plane will fly when its ready. Sometime in the Late August-September time frame. They have given no more specific information than that.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:47 am

Quoting NYC2theworld (Reply 34):
Singapore to NY on an Airbus actually.

Well, when an airline starts to fly Boeings on routes that long, then his slow joke might be a little more sensible. If you want to fly SIN to NYC now or in the near future, a nonstop Airbus will get you there faster than a one-stop Boeing.

And yes, I know the 77L has longer legs than a 345, and is a bit faster, but SIN-EWR is a long time on a plane, no matter who the manufacturer is.

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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:52 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 53):
Anybody else think that the 787 has similar lines to this late bird.

Strongest resemblance with the windscreen. The engines on the 787 are much honkin' larger.
 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:58 am

She is beautiful! I can't wait to see her soaring soon!
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:58 am

I *just* came back from Everett...this was the most amazing event I have ever been a part of. I touched the airplane and I think it all came home and made it real! She is a beauty!! I'm so proud of my company!
 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:10 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 30):
The webcast wasnt closed captioned

With all that high technology you would think they could have captioned it. Shame on Boeing. Great looking 787 though!
 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:10 am

Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 51):
Can't find anything on the Boeing site right now but I clearly remember something about it being back up for a few days maybe a month after or something. I want to see it again! The roll out that is

I got it to work now at the boeing site.. turns out I needed the right plugin for firefox and to restart my computer.
 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:11 am

People complainig about the looks.

I give you, it's a tube with wings, that doesnt look much different from other tubes with wings.

But what it is NOT, is a metal-tube with wings.

And thats the revolutionary part.
 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:13 am

Quoting Khobar (Reply 24):
I'm sorry but the presentation was boring as can be. I'm sorry for being so blunt, but it was like...like...like anything but what I was expecting. No balloons, no music (apart from the dreary piano), no real celebration at all - except, perhaps, the Italians. The ones in Italy, not the ones in the US.

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I thought the presentation was an incredible build-up to...a mediocre finale. I'm surprised no one from Boeing media department gave consideration to all the backlight issues that would occur when all the cameras were inside a dark hangar and the bright sunlight appeared once the doors were opened.

But we were all viewing via TV or webcast. I'm sure had any of us been sitting there in the hangar it would have been an exhilarating moment.

Quoting Indy (Reply 28):
So in the last year or two we've had two different companies introduce two long haul jets that are polar opposites of each other. I think Boeing wins this one hands down. The 787 will make long haul travel a more personal experience. And instead of being a jet that required facility modifications it will work at any airport that can already handle jets such as the 757. And instead of having a seating capacity so large that it greatly limits markets it can serve the 787 opens up newer markets instead. Boeing proved that sometimes less is more. Good job guys.

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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:14 am

Congrats Boeing on the rollout  bigthumbsup 

Now back to work and finish the aircraft off so it start flying....
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:16 am

Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 33):
I know it wasn't the most exicting event perhaps a little monotone to some, however did you at least like what little you seen of the 787?

There was nothing I hadn't seen before, so I can't really say there was anything presented (new) to like. I saw more of the audience than the plane. I think a major problem was the animation just prior to the reveal - they made the plane look stumpy.

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 50):
Let's not forget the roll-out is done in large part for the 787 Team. The ceremony recognized the diverse elements that went into the airplane's creation. That's hardly boring.

I hate to disagree with you, but the roll out is the showing off to the world, in my opinion. If it was more for the 787 team, they wouldn't have beamed it to millions all across the globe. This is the "coming out" party where the company shows off its latest achievement with great fanfare and celebration. This was like Microsoft unveiling yet another version of Windows.

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 50):
And, having attended roll-outs in the past when I was part of the design team, I doubt that those actually involved with the 787 were bored. It is a profound experience when you seen the work you have done for 5-7 years materialize in a physical airplane.

That I do not disagree with in the least.

Quoting Soylentgreen (Reply 57):
Nice plane but presentation was weak.

Exactly. "This plane will revolutionize air travel. Thank you for coming." Wh-what?

OAG - maybe I'm way off base, I hope I am. I just didn't get a good feeling from the presentation.
 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:21 am

Tough crowd.

Personally, I thought the entire presentation (with the exception of the poor sound quality in the very beginning) was GREAT! Let's not forget, there are people who tuned in (and were present in the audience) who have NOT been tracking this plane's every move from first offer to roll-out. Every one of the presentations gave some insight into just how "game-changing" the 787 is. There was even some fresh footage of assembly I'd never seen before. All of this may have felt like a big hour-long re-hash of stuff we've been talking about for years, but Boeing had to do that. Remember, this was more for the media than anything.

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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:23 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 41):
Well, whatever the two points were, the joke was kinda a cheap shot. They could have absolutely kept the word 'Airbus' out of the whole presentation. I guess they couldn't resist....

Considering what Airbus has said before, this was nothing, besides its a free country. Not intending to offend any one, a joke is a joke, it was not intended to offend, as many of Airbus CEO's comments have, so why dont we just let the joke be... no need to make a big deal out of nothing...
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:24 am

Quoting Aminobwana (Reply 16):
Normally I would agree that Carson joke was harmless, but given the continuous not so nice comments of John Leahy on the other side, he should have been careful to maintain painstakingly the distance

Yes, I agree, Carson would have been best served to keep such comments to himself. Tom Brokaw's comments about the partying Italians also made me cringe.

Quoting N328KF (Reply 45):
Quoting Bewley747 (Reply 39):
Hardly revolutionary....

Easy to say that when you're staring at the outside and completely ignoring everything about it that is new.

The presentation did make a lot of points about the customer expeience: larger windows, more natural lighting, more humidity, better pressurization, less turbulence. I am wondering if these things alone will make the 787 seem revolutionary? I can't wait till I get a chance to fly on one to experience it myself.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:32 am

Quoting LY4XELD (Reply 62):
I *just* came back from Everett...this was the most amazing event I have ever been a part of. I touched the airplane and I think it all came home and made it real! She is a beauty!! I'm so proud of my company!

You should be proud of your company. Today was a great day for them and the future of commercial aviation. They killed quite a few birds with one stone when they designed the 787. I can't wait to travel in it.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:34 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 71):
Yes, I agree, Carson would have been best served to keep such comments to himself. Tom Brokaw's comments about the partying Italians also made me cringe.

This is a non-issue. The Alenia boss himself brought it up and said they were celebrating. Brokaw was just responding in kind.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:36 am

Beautiful camera  !! Incredible machine cant wait to fly on it, only sad Carson had to make a cheap shot on Airbus, that shows how less style and manners he has.  talktothehand 
I'm pretty sure almost all at Airbus would congratulate Boeing for this amazing achievement.

Im happy we had in 2 years 2 rollouts of each in their kind unique and fantastic planes.  cloudnine 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:37 am

Quoting EDDL (Reply 1):
Well done Royal!

Yes, very nicely done. Great picture!

Quoting FlyingDoctorWu (Reply 3):

Making sure what was on the last thread gets on this one?  mischievous 

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 27):

Welcome to Anet!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 30):
Quoting Khobar (Reply 24):
And then the Airbus joke - what was he thinking?

The webcast wasnt closed captioned, with me being deaf. But what was the joke anyway??

Kinda bad juju to allow mentioning your mortal enemy at all on the eve of the rollout of your greatest production.  eyebrow 

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 42):
Could this be considered one of the if not the first roll INS??

 confused 

Quoting NW748i (Reply 25):
What's the record for a thread on a.net?



Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 46):
The only other thread that I know that was actually on topic was the Sept. 11th thread.

There's also the thread Superfly started about olive oil and also there is the Ultimate Bundesliga Thread.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 53):
Anybody else think that the 787 has similar lines to this late bird.

I don't see the correlation, so help me out (the windows, for one, are different - as well as the decline down the nose).

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 55):
Does anyone know the exact date that the 787 will first fly?

No kidding. My bro is moving to Seattle - good reason to see the test runs on this. bigthumbsup 

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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:42 am

somebody please confirm...is this bird powered by RR engines??? I was under the impression 787 was solely GE!
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting Khobar (Reply 24):
And then the Airbus joke - what was he thinking?

Actually I had a different take on that. Why point out that your competitor's aircraft is the one flying the longest route in the world ... for now.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 75):
There's also the thread Superfly started about olive oil and also there is the Ultimate Bundesliga Thread.

Thanks for pointing that out.  thumbsup 

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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:47 am

Wow that is sweeeeet! What a beautiful bird. Now I hope the day she arrives at JFK is sunny. That will be a fun day!
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:50 am

Quoting Bewley747 (Reply 39):
Hardly revolutionary....

...like the transition from fabric to metal, props to jets, unpressurized to pressurized. Beauty and innovation are sometimes only skin deep.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:52 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 55):
Hey, maybe if oil were still $18/bbl, we'd all be welcoming the Sonic Cruiser right now (and launch customer AA, having bought up the first three years of production), but it isn't, so we're not.

Hopefully Boeing won't completely forget the Sonic Cruiser concept. Perhaps with technology improvements, something that nifty could appear again. That's certainly what I'd like...speed and a really spacey look!
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:52 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 76):
somebody please confirm...is this bird powered by RR engines??? I was under the impression 787 was solely GE!

GE is making the GenX engine for the 787 along with RR making the Trent 1000. Im not sure what engines are on the frame we saw today (if any).
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:53 am

WOOOOOOOOOOOAH!!! Big grin

What an incredible aircraft, definitely the best one stylish-wise!!!

Welcome to my preliminar favourite aircraft list!!

Quoting Bewley747 (Reply 39):
Sorry... but isnt that a 767?

Hardly revolutionary....

In fact... pretty boring looking AC....

1) Take a look at the wings
2) Take a look at the engines
3) Take a look at the wind shields
4) Take a look at yourself!
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:55 am

Quoting San747 (Reply 38):
Actually, I was really hoping that the antecendent thread would break 1000 posts... At 988 'oh so close.' What's the record for a thread on a.net?

The SuperThread in Non-Av... reached 2860 posts

Funny...I would have thought it was the HNL Rarebirds or PeterMax....  stirthepot  duck 

I watched a lot of the show, and it was pretty boring really. I live about 3-4 miles away, and if I thought I could see it, I would have gone. Instead, I had to suffer through it on TV, with some of the worse choppy audio imaginable. Awful!

At any rate, to me, the 787 looks to be about the size of a 762, and I think the nose/windshield look ugly but better than the A380 by a mile. Still, I am looking forward to flying on a UA 787....  Wink
 
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:57 am

Quoting N174UA (Reply 84):
At any rate, to me, the 787 looks to be about the size of a 762,

Actually at 182 feet, it's closer to a 767-300.
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:58 am

What a beautiful bird! Can't wait to see it in person, rather than through the media!

Way to go Boeing!

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Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:58 am

Here are some of my pictures. More to come....I took way too many!!




 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:59 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 76):
somebody please confirm...is this bird powered by RR engines??? I was under the impression 787 was solely GE!

NH is using Rolls-Royce Trent 1000's.

Also using Rolls-Royce:
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Nope both Rolls-Royce and General Electric build engines for the 787. See the list of who is placing what on their 787's here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_787_orders

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Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:06 pm

If the 777 is anything to go by, the 787 is going to be the BEST aircraft around for quite some time!

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Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:08 pm

Here are somemore. Sorry for the double post.

Congrats to Boeing!!! What a exciting day. I can't wait for first flight.

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http://xdd.xanga.com/688d9470c5733134143577/b98140773.jpg


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Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:08 pm

has anybody else notice the seam just in front of the second exit stands out like dogs balls. very eindent in royals photo, can also be seen in some of the other low res pics
 
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:12 pm

Nice photos United777!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:12 pm

It looks nice, but it looked so much better on paper than it does real life. I'm just not digging it really.
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:16 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 85):
Actually at 182 feet, it's closer to a 767-300.

Thank you! Guess the boob tube makes things smaller.

Quoting United777 (Reply 87):
Here are some of my pictures. More to come....I took way too many!!

Well done, my fellow Mill Creek neighbor!  Smile
 
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:32 pm

Awesome pictures gang - she is such a beautiful bird.




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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:41 pm

Just looking at United777's photos (thanks for posting those!) it seems they've had to leave a window out near the rear of the cabin to make way for the join in the sections - I wonder why the weren't able to do it in a gap between two normally spaced windows? Is the join that bulky? Or is there another reason for not having a window there? Ducting of some description perhaps? Does anyone have any insight on this?

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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:55 pm

Thanks for those nice pictures. The nose is very nice, and the wingtips and the engine cowlings. For the tail, I suppose I will have to wait to see it in person...

It still does generally look like a 767, though... Sorry, 797 and all others 787 lovers; all the details you are pointing at are true, but are truly details...

Aaaah! It makes me feel old... When I was a kid, planes were "really" different from one another...  old 

Yet, if this plane really is to allow us to fly more comfortably and more economically, then I can hardly wait to see it fill up the airways!

(the pessimist half in me thinks that the savings will mainly be used to improve the airline's margins... but. hey, let's see first)
"When I find out I was wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" -attributed to John Maynard Keynes
 
alexchao
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:08 pm

A couple pictures of the Dreamliner from the Premiere:

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787 LN 1


I have more pictures if people are interested.
 
OldAeroGuy
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RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:08 pm

Quoting LY4XELD (Reply 62):
I *just* came back from Everett...this was the most amazing event I have ever been a part of. I touched the airplane and I think it all came home and made it real! She is a beauty!! I'm so proud of my company!

Goes along with what I said in Reply 50.

The roll out wasn't boring for LY4XELD.
Airplane design is easy, the difficulty is getting them to fly - Barnes Wallis

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