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Old November 5th, 2011, 02:42 PM   #441
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And a great report of what it's like to fly in this bird : http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...gers.html#more
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #442
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I couldn't care less for anyone who snobs the one fantastic airliner over the other. All airliners are beuatiful products and technical marvels on their own. Just take the B707, the DC-8, the B747, the L-1011, the DC-10, the A300 (first wide-body twin btw), etc, etc, etc. And many of them posess technology that was ground-breaking at the time of EIS.

And beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course, and there are many specific forms of beauty. To claim "most beautiful" is per definition impossible or only true for one individual. Which then means nothing of course.

The B787 will be a wonderfull plane to fly in, but so is the A380 (I can tell from 4 flights experiencing her special qualities). And so are a lot more planes out there. Of course the improvements in aircraft design keep progressing, that is why no doubt the basic quality of the flying experience could be better in the newest airplanes then those in older planes, and will most likely be better. How much better is mostly a matter of personal opinion though.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #443
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Old November 8th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #444
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Technical glitch hit in second week of operation, landing gear failed to deploy and had to be manually released for a second approach to the runway. Ground inspection found one of the four hydraulic valves had failed.

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Old November 8th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #445
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No doubt more teething issues will arise. That happens to every new aircraft. Luckily usually they do not have serious consequences.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #446
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This incident deserves attention because it's not just a gear indication problem, but actual MLG failing to deploy. Luckily 787's back up system worked, which shares the same signaling system with the primary system.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #447
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Source:http://travel.msn.co.nz/travelnews/8...liner-aircraft
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Jetstar to use new Dreamliner aircraft
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New Zealand Jetstar passengers will be among the first in the world to experience the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with the low-cost airline hoping to include the plane on its Auckland to Singapore run from 2013.

Group CEO Bruce Buchanan said Jetstar would be the first airline based in Australasia, and the first budget carrier in the world, to fly the Boeing 787 on routes.

"The 787 is a quantum leap in aircraft technology and passenger comfort, so we're really looking forward to offering it to our New Zealand customers on international flights," said Mr Buchanan.

"It's been said that the 787 represents the same kind of paradigm shift we saw with the first commercial jetliners in the 1950s and the 747 jumbos in the 1970s.

The Dreamliner is reknowned for it's increased fuel economy, improved cabin pressure and the ability to fly a longer range.

Mr Buchanan said the 787's improved efficiency was good news for Jetstar customers as well as the airline as fuel is one of the biggest costs making up ticket prices today for travellers.

"By investing in modern, fuel-efficient aircraft we strengthen our ability to offer consistently lower fares to our customers," he said.

Jetstar will use the 787s to gradually replace the Airbus A330s that the airline currently uses on long-haul international routes.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #448
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #449
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Is this in HK or Tokyo?
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #450
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This mock-up of ANAs 787 interior is set up at Tokyo Haneda Terminal 2.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #451
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Here's an older photo from 2010 (source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/506/5061043.html) :

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Old November 17th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #452
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Oman Air orders 6 Boeing 787 planes at Dubai show
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing on Monday snagged a new Mideast customer for its much-hyped 787 Dreamliner at the Dubai Airshow, a day after it signed a record-breaking deal for 50 wide-body planes.

Oman Air and Boeing Co. said the carrier has ordered six Boeing 787-8 aircraft, though the planes won't translate into additional business for the Chicago-based plane maker. That's because Oman Air is taking over orders previously placed by Kuwait-based aircraft leasing company ALAFCO.

No one at ALAFCO was immediately available to comment on the deal, and it wasn't clear why it transferred the orders.

Oman and Boeing didn't provide financial terms of the order. Each 787-8 costs $193.5 million at list prices, though airlines often try to negotiate discounts.

"Our decision to order the 787-8 is part of Oman Air's long-term growth strategy to expand and modernize our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient airplanes," airline CEO Peter Hill said in a statement.

Japan's All Nippon Airways operated the first commercial flight of the 787 late last month following a series of manufacturing delays. The cutting-edge plane is made of lightweight composite materials and is attractive to airlines because it promises to be 20 percent more fuel-efficient than similar planes.

Long lines of curious spectators have lined up in Dubai to step aboard a 787 display model, which is making its debut at the Mideast airshow.

Oman Air is the flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, which sits on the southestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The airline, set up in 1993, is far smaller than Gulf behemoths such as Dubai's Emirates and Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways is among the regional carriers that have already signed up for the Dreamliner. It has ordered 30 of the planes and has options for 30 more. The carrier is expected to announce additional aircraft orders at this week's show.

Its Dubai-based rival Emirates, the region's biggest carrier, on Sunday placed an unexpectedly large order for 50 more Boeing 777s, signaling it remains optimistic about its ambitious growth plans despite the shake global economy. Boeing said he deal, worth $18 billion at list prices, was its biggest-ever single order in by value.

Gulf airlines have boomed in recent years by funneling travelers from far-flung global destinations through hubs such as Dubai and the Qatari capital Doha.

European plane manufacturer Airbus predicts the Middle East will require some 1,920 new planes worth more than $347 billion through 2030, according to a forecast released Monday.
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I really like this plane are they gonna deliver more planes with the exception of the two that have already been delivered to ANA ?
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Old November 18th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #455
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Two others to Ana before 2012. That should be all for 2011.
Boeing has some issues with the early built 787's, they need modifications.
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Thank you for the info
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Old November 20th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #457
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You're welcome!
And an interesting video about that :
http://www.king5.com/news/business/B...134156178.html
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Old December 4th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #458
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The ANA test flight for the world's first 787 Dreamliner was a Japan<->Hong Kong flight (but apparently its permanent assignment AFAIK will be Tokyo<->LAX)

Still, I do hope for a permanent 787 flight for Japan<->Hong Kong (cause that will be cool).

And I'm hoping for Japan<->Philippines on ANA using a modern aircraft like 787 Dreamliner

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Old December 4th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #459
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My fellows, could you please answer my question: I'd like to know if THE DREAMLINER is the same NEW 737 NEW GENERATION? thank you
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Old December 4th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #460
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I'm not sure to understand your question.
The 787 dreamliner and the 737 are different aircrafts.
The 787 is a long range and twin aisle aircraft whereas the 737 is a medium range single aisle jet.
I guess the 737 max will get some similarities in the conception (composite materials?) with the dreamliner but they will stay really different.
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