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ANA Boeing 787 – coming to a city near you shortly

OK, it might not unless you’re living in Japan, but with the airline announcing routes and schedules for the new Boeing Dreamliner today, the twinjet’s entry into service has moved a step closer. So, to honour that moment, here’s a snap from our own Flightblogger of one of the first aircraft. Credit: Flightblogger

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Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner touches down on UK soil for the first time

Credit: apgphoto PICTURES & VIDEO: Boeing 787 touches down for UK debut More images of the 787 landing see apgphotos in AirSpace   

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Image of the Week: 787 Maiden Sortie

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user NZpeteair. It depicts Boeing’s 787 on its maiden flight from Everett. Also featured is an accompanying Lockheed T-33 chase aircraft. Go here for our complete coverage of the 787′s first flight as well as the programme’s history. Start a gallery […]

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Boeing ups 787 weights, shrinks -9 wing

After more than two years of delays and speculation about the impact of excess weight on the 787‘s carbonfibre airframe, Boeing has increased the maximum take-off weight of all three variants and opted to shrink the wing of the 787-9 stretch. The changes, disclosed in the December 2009 revision of the 787Airport Compatibility document, identify […]

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Boeing 787 successfully performs first flight despite bad weather

Picture credit: Boeing Boeing has completed the maiden flight of its flagship 787 Dreamliner, the world’s first majority composite jetliner. The aircraft – designated ZA001 – touched down at 1:35PST at Boeing Field just south of Seattle and home to the company’s flight test operations centre that will oversee the nine to 12 month certification […]

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United A350 and B787

United has divided its widely-anticipated widebody order evenly between rival airframers Airbus and Boeing, ordering 25 A350XWBs and 25 Boeing 787s. The airline is also taking options to purchase 50 additional aircraft of each type. “One of our financial objectives was to ensure any aircraft order notimpact the work we are doing to strengthen ourbalance sheet […]

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Boeing breaks ground on second 787 line

Boeing broke ground in North Charleston, South Carolina for the second 787final assembly line today, marking the first all-new commercialjetliner assembly plant in the US since then-Lockheed built its L-1011final assembly line in Palmdale, California in 1968. Read more…Boeing’s depiction of what the Charleston facility will look like:

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787 Structural Reinforcement

Today’s image of the day is Flightblogger’s (Jon Ostrower’s) image to explain the structural reinforcement problem on the 787 that is now causing a further delay.

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Boeing 787 in ANA livery

Picture credit: Boeing See more images in an Asian Skies blog post and a video of the first Boeing 787 roll out in ANA colours. Additional images can be seen in a gallery on AirSpace.

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Boeing to modify landing gear on later 787-8s

Boeing is to incorporate a redesign to the landing gear on later production 787-8s to speed gate turnaround operations by improving the thermal performance of part of the braking system. As Boeing announces it has cleared all 787 equipment for first flight, it has emerged that early 787s will be constrained in some quick turnaround […]

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