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Boeing complete first 787-9

  • Boeing (BA) has completed constructing the first plane of the second version of its Dreamliner jet, the 787-9.
  • The aircraft is 20 feet longer than the 787-8, can carry 40 extra passengers and can fly a further 300 nautical miles.
  • Boeing is due to deliver the first 787-9 to launch customer Air New Zealand in mid-2014. (PR)
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  • 7576Captain
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    Finally getting this cutting-edge machine together. May yet be a game-changer.
    26 Aug 2013, 05:27 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    cutting-edge machine together ?????



    Wow the 787 nightmare part 2


    The 787 was start on 3-28-2003 and ten years later Boeing has assembly 73 aircrafts
    Boeing has yet to assembly 10 787 per months and has a investor lawsuit, accusing the company officials of making misleading public statements about the readiness of its 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft.


    Boeing Dreamliner Lawsuit Dismissal Upheld on Appeal
    Boeing has yet to fix its inspections and Quality Assurance process
    Many airlines are switching there orders for 787 to A350
    And airline are replacing there existing 777 and 747 with A350
    Singapore Airlines finalizes order for up to 50 more A350 XWBs ... › Press centre › Press releases
    IAG, British Airways commits to 18 Airbus A350-1000s
    United’s decision to upgrade its 25 Airbus A350-900 orders to the larger A350-1000 model announced at the Paris Air Show. United also announced an order for twenty 787-10 is switch its 787-10 order for A350-1000
    Clearly, this puts substantial pressure on Boeing & their intended "revamped" B777-9X / -8X. Of course, Boeing COULD go for a clean-sheet design, which would probably be a better long-term option, even if a more costly investment "at front end".
    28 Aug 2013, 01:16 AM Reply Like
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