Archive | June, 2007

A Busy 747

While all eyes were on Dreamliner One heading to the paint shop yesterday, LCF2 was busy working overtime. N780BA, Large Cargo Freighter 2, returned to Charleston Tuesday from Italy (after a fuel stop in Scotland) with Section 44 and 46 in tow for the second flying test frame ZA002. After arriving in Charleston just before […]

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Flightblogger in the News

Tip pays off for aviation enthusiastsBy Kevin Cotlove – KOMO TV Permalink Here EVERETT, Wash. — Photographer and aviation enthusiast Charles Conklin managed to get a few pictures of the first nearly-finished Boeing 787 as it rolled out of an assembly hangar early Tuesday morning. Conklin said he got a tip that the plane would […]

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Under Cover of Darkness

Last night around midnight pacific time, Dreamliner One, in all her glory, rolled out of building 40-26 in Everett, Washington for the first time on her way, and on schedule, to the paint shop. Charles Conklin, aviation hero of the week, was there to capture the moment with his Nikon D200. From Charles: Had you […]

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787 Tails, Update 2

I’ve updated the 787 tails to include three new airlines: Royal Jordanian, S7 and Arik Air. In addition, I’ve added updated liveries for three airlines: Jet Airways, Hainan Airlines and Air India. UPDATEAirlines not currently included (but will be added): AeroflotFlyglobespanThompson Fly

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The First Eight

Before now, it was not specifically known what airlines would be the first to receive the 787 Dreamliner. It was clear that ANA would be the launch customer receiving the first production model (LN7) and the previous six would be used as test frames; eventually being refurbished and delivered to ANA, Northwest and another unknown […]

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The View From Up Front

I have been hinting over the last several weeks about some exciting new multimedia features here at Flightblogger. Following in the footsteps of the delivery video and assembly animation, I’m pleased to roll out the following four images. Each is rendering of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight deck. This is another Flightblogger exclusive; detailed images […]

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Paris PR Offensive

Rule #1 of strategic communication:Create your own narrative. The Day Before Paris Boeing aims at late August or September for 787′s first flightTinseth says that 787-8 number one “will fly when it’s ready to fly”, and has about the scope of about a month to get airborne without disrupting the flight-test schedule.Posted June 17 First […]

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100,000

At 1:49:02 AM Flightblogger crossed the 100,000 visitor mark! The visitor came from Bellevue, Washington. A quick trip down 405 from the Boeing Factory. How fitting. Thank you to everyone who visits for making this blog, one of my most enjoyable endeavors, possible. There are exciting weeks ahead for this page. I want your feedback, […]

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Simple Characters, Complex Character, Part II

The dealer has yet to tell me all bets on the table are frozen. What registration will ZA001 wear? I’m moving my money from N787BA to N787DL for VERY good reasons. DL, delta lima, also just happens to be Dreamliner. Dennis Taylor is a 29 year employee of the Boeing Company. The address in Snohomish […]

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Dreamliner Roll Out Q&A

Boeing has released the details of the roll out of the 787 Dreamliner at July 8, 2007. Who will be allowed at the roll out in Everett? Aviation VIPs, politicians and journalists from across the world will join several thousand Boeing employees who work on the Dreamliner (and one guest) will be allowed inside the […]

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