|Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 37):|
Considering that Boeing has already certified and tested the -8, do they need to do everything again for the -9 or can they cross-apply paperwork and whatnot?
Any component that has not changed should not recertification. That is why they plan on delivering it much quicker.
|Quoting OM617 (Reply 38):|
Silly question: I assume it has, or will have, the logos of the airline customers on the port side?
This just rolled off the assembly line. It is heading into the paint hangar now. This one will have NZ livery but not for a couple months. Expect it to have Max livery until then.
|Quoting a380787 (Reply 43):|
Let's hope airlines will really utilize this plane to open up exciting new long-n-thin routes (e.g. NRT-SAN) instead of just improving yield of existing 77E services
I think the -8 will be for the new routes. This one will be for long routes. The -10 will be for 'regional' trunk routes.
|Quoting glideslope (Reply 47):|
How many seats can a carrier put in this frame in a high density configuration?
Right now the 787 has a max capacity of 381. The 77E with four doors has a max of 440. The highest seat count of 788 operators is 335. If you add 20 feet that is almost 8 rows of coach or 72 seats. Adding 7 rows is 398 seats. We may see high density 789 on Japanese domestic routes to replace their 400 seat 772s