Archive | July, 2007

Riddle Me This, Part Two in a Series

This is overdue: L/N 9:Q: 011401A: ANA L/N 10:Q: 19th star in the ConstellationA: Shanghai L/N 11:Q: Take away the first word in this airline’s name, and you will be left with the name of another airline that rose, and fell, and rose, and fell again.A: China Eastern L/N 12:Q: This is what you would […]

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On Flight Delays

I’ve been wanting to write about this particular topic for some time now. Ironically enough, I now have the perfect opportunity to get my thoughts on paper. I find myself, as I type, sitting at Gate 33 at Logan Airport waiting for my 6:40pm flight to depart to JFK. My jetBlue E190 is here, fueled, […]

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New QANTAS Livery

Boeing 767-300 VH-OGD wearing the new QANTAS colors. This is the first update to the QANTAS livery since the year after I was born! What do you think? Republished with permission, all photos are courtesy of Naddsy.

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The Dreamliner That Will Never Fly

During the roll out of Dreamliner One, I couldn’t help but notice the 787 being assembled in the rear of 40-26. This one will never fly however. It is the static rig (ZY997) that is under construction for structural testing. The wings of this 787, unlike that of the 777, will not be broken. As […]

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787 Goes IMAX

Production begins on 787 IMAX film Earlier this month, director Stephen Low and an IMAX crew began filming the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for an upcoming IMAX 3-D movie titled “Legends of the Sky.” Set in the context of aviation history, the film will highlight legendary 20th century airplanes in addition to themanufacturing, testing and first […]

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Riddle Me This, Part One in a Series

Back in June, this page prominently featured the first eight 787s and their recipient airlines. Flightblogger is taking this idea quite a few steps further. Early this month, this blogger learned the identities of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners 9 all the way through to 27 in an extremely unusual way. The identities of L/N 9-27 […]

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LCF1 Returning to the US

BREAKING NEWS The first large cargo freighter, N747BC will return on July 18, 2007 as BOE876 leaving Taiwan at 3:15 GMT and coming back to Everett by way of a fuel stop in Anchorage. LCF1 had been undergoing final modifications and received a full Dreamlifter paint job in Taiwan following the extensive metamorphosis over the […]

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Air Springfield

Image Courtesy Associated Press “Uh, everyone, please strap yourselves in, as we are experiencing a little Godzilla-related turbulence. It doesn’t look too bad, though. He usually lets go at about 30,000 feet, and, after that, we’ll just have to worry about Moth-Ra, Ged-Ra, and Rodan.”

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Changing Flight Numbers

Flightblogger has learned that the modified 747 LCF2 has changed its call sign from Boeing 632 to Evergreen 5146 and Evergreen 5104. 5146 represents the leg from Wichita to Charleston and 5104 represents Everett to Wichita. Flightblogger is working to confirm the permanent change in LCF flight numbers. Either way, it looks like Section 41 […]

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787 Tails, Update 3

I’ve updated the 787 tails to include five new airlines: Qatar Airways, Uzbekistan Airways, Lan Chile, Aeroflot and TUI. The basis of the 787 tails was realized last week as they adorned the fuselage of Dreamliner One. Airlines to be added:Flyglobespan

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