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UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:41 pm

For all you ORD spotters, UA will be bring in their 787 for a proving flight today around 1315 local time. It will be parking at C20 and will be here for 1-2 hours.

FAA on-board, so it will be tough to get around the aircraft.

Corrected date! sorry folks..

[Edited 2012-10-11 08:22:13]
 
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:07 pm

I may have to take a drive out there then!

[Edited 2012-10-11 08:27:32]
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:47 pm

Now showing delayed due aircraft servicing!
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:38 pm

Flightaware is showing it operating to DEN now.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL7708
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:41 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 3):

Flightaware is showing it operating to DEN now.

UAL shows it routing IAH-ORD-DEN....looks like the aircraft is just about to get airborne from IAH.
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:55 pm

The flights are running 2-hrs later than originally planned due to crew time-outs from yesterdays delays.
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:58 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 3):
Flightaware is showing it operating to DEN now.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...L7708

Actually flightaware was only showing ORD-DEN (but not IAH ORD) but united.com is showing IAH-ORD and ORD-DEN. Dunno why the IAH ORD leg isn't showing on flightaware!
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:59 pm

Quoting United1 (Reply 4):

Do you know if they are using the same crew for the FAA flights, or using this opportunity to rotate crews on the new bird?
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:15 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 7):
Do you know if they are using the same crew for the FAA flights, or using this opportunity to rotate crews on the new bird?

No idea...

It's enroute IAH-ORD however...should be on the ground in ORD about 1500.

Go to http://www.united.com/ and search for flight 7708.
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:12 pm

Saw it coming over downtown from the west, turning north over the lake and turning west to line up with ORD!
 
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:37 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 7):
Do you know if they are using the same crew for the FAA flights, or using this opportunity to rotate crews on the new bird?

Today's pilots are not the same as yesterday's, according to my source.
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:29 pm

According to http://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/travel/flightstatus/results.aspx she is heading to LAX in the morning.
 
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:34 pm

Quoting catdaddy63 (Reply 11):
According to http://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/travel/flightstatus/results.aspx she is heading to LAX in the morning.

She's heading from ORD-DEN-IAH to finish off today and tomorrow is slated to fly IAH-LAX-IAH.

DEN-IAH should depart from gate B36 around 2000 (I would expect that to slip a bit.)

IAH-SFO-IAH on Sat....

[Edited 2012-10-11 15:34:49]
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:37 pm

Oh and there is a 787 video out from UA....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61BslK4S10g&feature=g-all-u

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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:39 pm

LAX tomorrow 10/12 schedule Arrival 0900L and depart 1240L
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:06 am

Saw it taxi to the gate today before my ORD-BOS leg, then got home and saw this thread!
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:53 am

Quoting United1 (Reply 12):
IAH-SFO-IAH on Sat....

Thanks for the info
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:55 am

It's flying back to IAH now. Change from the originally scheduled ORD-DEN route.
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:21 am

Although not today, this is UAL7708 passing over the BNA VOR yesterday, 10/10/12

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...8/history/20121010/1400Z/KIAH/KEWR

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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:04 pm

Currently enroute to LAX for a mid morning arrival.
 
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:15 pm

So does this mean that its going on all of its future routes? ie will it be going to CLE before the flight on 11/10?  
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:49 pm

Quoting n797mx (Reply 20):
So does this mean that its going on all of its future routes?


https://hub.united.com/en-us/News/Company-Operations/Pages/United-begins-787-proving-runs.aspx

[Edited 2012-10-12 10:49:38]
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:38 am

Future routings for 787-800 and proving runs for FAA certification.

UA7708/13OCT Aircraft 904

IAH-SFO 0900-1110
SFO-IAH 1310-1855

UA7708/14OCT

IAH-AMS 2000-1230+1
 
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:56 am

Quoting robo65 (Reply 22):
IAH-AMS 2000-1230+1

Will this be the first 787 movement into AMS ?
 
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:05 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 23):
Will this be the first 787 movement into AMS ?

For a UA 787 yes, as for other airlines i'm not exactly sure.
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:53 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 23):

I am not sure if anyone is flying scheduled service through AMS or not.
So for AMS spotters this may be an oppurtunity to monitor this flight and get some pictures, unless the schedule changes.
 
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RE: UA7708 ORD 787 Proving Flight 10/11

Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:15 pm

Looks like the IAH-SFO flight is diverting to DEN. FL36 to FL10 in 7 minutes.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U.../20121013/1436Z/KIAH/KDEN/tracklog

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