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Author Topic: First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away  (Read 811 times)

flightsimer

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First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:44:55 PM »
It is now 20min away from the official ceremony and celebration of the first 787 to ANA. Yesterday, ANA officially took ownership of the aircraft. Tomorrow, they will leave Seattle and arrive in Tokyo with the first one as well.

All being broadcasted live at: http://www.newairplane.com/787/firstDelivery/#/en/787DeliveryCelebration

Offline Brockster

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Re: First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 11:58:11 PM »
Such a great day! Me being a boeing fan I hope that the 787 is a success and that all of these delays will be in the past soon. I saw on the news that they were hoping to roll out 10 of them a month -- I wonder if that's possible or if there are going to be more delays!

I hope we can continue to see some exciting new routes like the few that have been announced/planned.

Offline swiftus27

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Re: First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 05:54:19 PM »
So the plane is in the air flying to Japan right now? 

Also, I once found out that tons of the airframes are made but can't be considered 'complete' until they strap on the engines... so, there's a bunch of these in Washington sitting around waiting to be engined and delivered.  Is this correct?

Offline Brockster

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Re: First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 06:09:29 PM »
So the plane is in the air flying to Japan right now? 

Also, I once found out that tons of the airframes are made but can't be considered 'complete' until they strap on the engines... so, there's a bunch of these in Washington sitting around waiting to be engined and delivered.  Is this correct?

I heard the same thing. You can see quite a few from some pictures people took over at a.net a few weeks ago IIRC.

juanchopancho

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Re: First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 06:22:29 PM »
You can track the delivery flight here

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA9397

Already 1/2 way to Tokyo. Arrives in Haneda around 0845 JST

flightsimer

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Re: First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 02:57:01 AM »
So the plane is in the air flying to Japan right now? 

Also, I once found out that tons of the airframes are made but can't be considered 'complete' until they strap on the engines... so, there's a bunch of these in Washington sitting around waiting to be engined and delivered.  Is this correct?
To date, 44 787's have completed final assembly with another 3 currently on the FAL and the 48th to start on the FAL in 2 days.

Of the 44 already off the FAL. 11 aircraft have already flown with one being delivered. The Remaining 10 aircraft include: 6 Owned by Boeing from testing (L/N 1-3 will be kept by Boeing, 4-6 will be sold eventually for BBJ's) and are still in active flight testing (4 RR and 2 GE's, GE still hasnt been certified yet), 2 are ANA's second/third 787 which are being prepared for delivery, and two are undergoing refurbishment in San Antonio for delivery.

That means 33 787's have yet to fly that are "complete". The majority of these aircraft do not have engines on them because of the taxes and fees that are apart of having them installed and the aircraft just sitting there. All 33 aircraft are also in final change incorporation/re-work. The next 787 off the line will be United's first aircraft followed by the first aircraft off the Charleston line for Air India.

Offline Dasha

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Re: First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 07:59:49 AM »
As ANA was celebrating, so was God Himself...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simpilot459/6191209958/

This is Boeing Field at the time of the celebrations in Japan.
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Offline Brockster

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Re: First 787 delivery Celebration - 20min away
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 09:07:37 AM »
As ANA was celebrating, so was God Himself...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simpilot459/6191209958/

This is Boeing Field at the time of the celebrations in Japan.

Awesome picture, thanks for sharing! Is that a double rainbow I see?  ;D

 

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