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Old December 13th, 2008, 05:31 AM   #121
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FACTBOX-Boeing 787 models and backlog

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Boeing Co pushed back the schedule for its troubled 787 Dreamliner for the fourth time on Thursday, making its new plane almost two years late and further angering its airline customers and risking cancellations.

Here are the basic specifications and order backlog for each of the three types of Dreamliner being developed by Boeing.

----Orders---- List Engines
Pass. Range Units Value Price No./Choice
787-3 290/ 3,000/
330 3,500 43 $6.4b $149m 2 GE/RR
787-8 210/ 8,000
250 8,500 644 $104.3b $162m 2 GE/RR
787-9 250/ 8,600
290 8,800 208 $40.5b $195m 2 GE/RR

Production: Everett, Wash.

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The 787-3 is a domestic version for the Japanese market.

The total value of orders in the backlog is expressed in billions of U.S. dollars at current average list prices.

Range is in nautical miles. 1 nm = 1.852 km.

Engine suppliers:

GE = General Electric

RR = Rolls Royce
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Old December 13th, 2008, 05:31 AM   #122
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FACTBOX-Global supply chain for Boeing's 787

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Boeing Co pushed back the schedule for its troubled 787 Dreamliner for the fourth time on Thursday, making its new plane almost two years late and further angering its airline customers and risking cancellations.

The project has been hit by a series of problems with suppliers and shortages of parts, aggravated by a recent machinists' strike at Boeing.

The U.S. planemaker is pioneering a new way of making its latest carbon-composite aircraft, outsourcing most of the structure and components to companies around the world and assembling the pieces at its plant in Everett, Washington.

Here is a list of some of the biggest suppliers on the 787, where they are based and what they are producing.

UNITED STATES

General Electric (engines, electronics via Smiths UK)

Spirit Aerosystems (forward fuselage, flight deck, nose)

Honeywell International (flight control electronics)

Rockwell Collins (flight deck display)

Hamilton Sundstrand, a unit of United Technologies (internal power systems)

Vought Aircraft Industries, owned by Carlyle Group [CYL.UL] (aft fuselage)

Goodrich Corp (wheels, brakes)

Moog Inc (flight control actuators)

Hexcel (composite materials)

Alcoa (fasteners)

BRITAIN

Rolls-Royce (engines)

Ultra Electronics (wing ice protection)

GKN (composites)

FRANCE

Latecoere (passenger doors)

Messier-Dowty, part of Safran (landing gear structure)

Thales (in-flight entertainment system)

GERMANY

Diehl (cabin lighting)

ITALY

Alenia Aeronautica, part of Finmeccanica (horizontal stabilizer, central fuselage)

JAPAN

Toray Industries (carbon composite fiber)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (wings)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (forward fuselage)

Fuji Heavy Industries (centre wing box)

Bridgestone (tyres)

Matsushita (cabin services system)

SOUTH KOREA

KAL-ASD, a unit of Korean Air (raked wing tips)

SWEDEN

Saab Aerostructures (cargo doors)

Sources: Boeing, supplier companies.

(Reporting by Bill Rigby, Tim Hepher)
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Old December 13th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #123
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Nice to see that Bangladeshi airline getting a 787. Bye bye to DC10.
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Royal Air Maroc (Morocco) will be the first airline in North Africa to take delivery of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, there is 7 units in order.

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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:35 AM   #125
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Russia's S7 cancels Boeing 787 order

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Russia's S7 has become the first airline to cancel a major contract for Boeing Co's (BA.N) 787 Dreamliner, as the country's airlines face their worst-ever financial crisis.

The order for 15 787s, due to be delivered in 2014, was worth about $2.4 billion at list prices. The cancellation is a blow for Boeing, whose new, lightweight jetliner has not yet left the ground and is about two years behind schedule.

S7, the main domestic rival to Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), will seek to lease the planes instead, the company said on Thursday.

"S7 retains interest in using the Dreamliner and at the moment is looking into receiving the planes under a leasing scheme at an earlier date, for which it is in negotiations with several leasing companies," it said, without naming the leasing company.

Russia's airlines were hit hard by high oil prices and global economic turmoil, which left about a dozen of them unable to fly last year.

The resulting crisis prompted Russia's government to create a new state giant, Russian Airlines, to absorb crippled carriers.

Boeing, which has faced a series of production problems on the 787 and a two-month strike last year by its assembly workers, is expecting more cancellations from airlines this year as the demand for flights wanes.

The plane maker warned on Wednesday that an airline had canceled a 787 order, but did not say which.

Boeing shares were down 4.5 percent to $41.30 in late morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Melissa Akin and Bill Rigby; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)

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Old January 31st, 2009, 03:21 AM   #126
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like the RAM 787s livery
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:01 AM   #127
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Moves to Flight Line for Testing
May 04, 2009 10:44 AM



KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 (Bernama) -- The Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will fly later this quarter has moved to the flight line.

Fuel testing - the first in the next phase of extensive checks the airplane must undergo - will begin in the next few days.

"We are making great progress, and moving ever-closer to first flight," Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 Dreamliner program, said in a statement from Everett Sunday.

In recent weeks, Fancher said, the 787 (designated ZA001) completed a rigorous series of tests including build verification tests, structures and systems integration tests, landing gear swings and factory gauntlet, which is the full simulation of the first flight using the actual airplane.

He said with Chief Pilot Mike Carriker at the controls, the simulation tested all flight controls, hardware and software.

The simulation also included manual and automatic landings and an extensive suite of subsequent ground tests.

"These results give us confidence in our ability to move into further gauntlet testing using either ground power or the airplane's engines or auxiliary power unit. This is a significant milestone on the path to first flight," Fancher said.

All structural tests required on the static airframe prior to first flight also are complete.

The final test occurred April 21 when the wing and trailing edges were subjected to their limit load - the highest loads expected to be seen in service.

The load is about the same as the airplane experiencing 2.5 times the force of gravity.

"We continue to analyze the data, but the initial results are positive," Fancher said.

Ground vibration testing, which measures the airplane's response to flutter, also concluded on the second flight-test airplane, designated ZA002, at the end of this week.

All the necessary structural tests required prior to first flight now are complete.

Now on the flight line, ZA001 will undergo additional airplane power and systems tests as well as engine runs.

After completing final systems checks and high-speed taxi tests, the airplane will be ready for first flight, which is on schedule for later this quarter.

The 787 Dreamliner has orders for 886 airplanes from 57 customers.

-- BERNAMA

Source: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v5....php?id=408505
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Old May 4th, 2009, 08:07 AM   #128
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I was going to post the same. Finally the 787 is moving into the advanced flight testing phases. Late june will be the first flight, but much will be accomplished in the next 6-7 weeks.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #129
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I can't wait to see it fly!!
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #130
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Actually, I'm quite surprised that the 787-8 have significantly more orders than the 787-9.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #131
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why? There are many examples of streched versions with shorter range that get less orders.

A321, 767-400ER.

The -3 looks like it'll be a big hitter. Minus the winglets ofcourse. I guess a -3X version may be introduced for airlines out side of Japan.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #132
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really happy about this new roll-out
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Old May 5th, 2009, 06:34 AM   #133
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Old May 5th, 2009, 08:36 AM   #134
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That's an old render. The real thing doesn't look anywhere near as cool as this. This plane was HOT!!!
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Only one engine on each side? That's a bit odd for carrier that size.
I guess technology has really improved?
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It's not huge... The 777 for instance is a lot bigger than the 787.

But then, technology has improved quite a lot
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That's an old render. The real thing doesn't look anywhere near as cool as this. This plane was HOT!!!
I still prefer the actual tail
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I still prefer the actual tail
I like the curvature on this render, but I do prefer the APU exhaust of the actual plane.
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Only one engine on each side? That's a bit odd for carrier that size.
I guess technology has really improved?
Planes this size have always be twins - A330, 767. Mind you, this plane is much smaller than the 777, also a twin.
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