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Old 09-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Finally!!the first 787 is being delivered to ANA

well....finally...after 10 yrs of development and problem solving..3 yrs late....and billions in development costs...

the first 787 is being delivered to ANA...the contracts have been signed today...tomorrow we celebrate the delivery...and tues it flies off to tokyo...(I think)

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Boeing...56513.html?x=0


I and the 787 team has worked our collective butts off to get this right....it's a fantastic airplane ...



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Congrats Steve - to you and the entire 787 team. Am looking forward to my first ride on one of them!
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First delivery is huge milestone!!! It's where you get to see all your years of hard work come together. Congratulations Steve. Awesome aircraft!!!!!


Unfortunately, I will be retired before I see our first delivery to the Fleet(CH-53K), But I will get to see 1st Flight on the test acft.

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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DELIVERED!!!...today they took the ceremonial keys and we got a free scarf outa the deal.....kinda neat but concidering what we've been thru...I'da taken a raise!!...

.thanks guys....it's been a long hard slog to get this thing to market..now we have only another 830 airplanes to deliver.........


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....ceremonial keys....
LOL - conjured up an image of the team standing around saying "Keys? I thought YOU had the keys Phil! Crap, can't get the thing started with out the keys. Frank, how about you run back into the hanger and fetch the spare keys off the work bench. Ought to be right next to the can of Gumout turbofan cleaner......"
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ANA event.jpg

Delivery of ANA's 1st airplane.....

and yes it was wet outside.....

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Don't know much about commercial aircraft Steve, but that 787 looks - well, little. I thought they were bigger. Is it considered a wide body? I imagine it comes in different lengths/capacities. What model is the 787 meant to replace?

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Dan..
the 787 IS indeed a wide body....the configuration is 2-5-2...2 seats on the sides with 5 in the middle....it's original design was to replace the 767...BUT!!!..with the advent of the KC767A tanker project...it saved the 767 line from closing down....
it seats 250 pax....and has a range of bout 7500 nautical miles.....


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Neat. I'd love to get a tour of the assembly facility - I'd love to see the naked air frame and all the mechanical bits that go into making an airplane. I'm facinated by that stuff.

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if you ever get out here...I'll take you on a factory tour.....


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