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If i'm not mistaken, MAS 744 are not really that old. Some were deliver new in 2000 or 2001.

 

The youngest in the MH 744 fleet is "Kuala Lumpur" (9M-MPQ), she was delivered in September 2002, so MAS's 744s aren't that old :)

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Boeing is very close to building the first 787 :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

 

Boeing Closer to Assembling First 787 Dreamliner
  • Dreamlifter Picks Up First 787 Components in Japan
  • Second Dreamlifter Rolls Out in Taiwan
EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 12, 2007 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) is showing steady progress toward building the first 787 Dreamliner with the rollout of its second specially-modified freighter and a successful first pickup of 787 parts from Japan.

 

The load consists of section 43, a forward fuselage section made by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and section 11/45, the center wheel well and center wing tank, made by KHI and Fuji Heavy Industries and joined at FHI. These were loaded onto the 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter -- now known as the Dreamlifter -- earlier today at Centrair Airport in Nagoya. The large composite parts are destined for Charleston, S.C.

 

"Today is an exciting day for Boeing and our Japanese partners," said Scott Strode, 787 vice president of Airplane Development and Production. "Transporting these parts from FHI and KHI is the first step in assembling the first 787. We're very pleased with how it went and with the quality of the parts received."

 

In another sign of production readiness, the second Dreamlifter rolled out of the hangar Jan. 7 in Taipei, Taiwan, sporting its distinctive new white and blue livery. The airplane will take its first flight in the next several weeks.

 

Three Dreamlifters are being modified by Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation at its facility at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

 

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Extremely close to the 787's completion:

 

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 16, 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] yesterday delivered the first major assemblies for the all-new 787 Dreamliner to its partner Global Aeronautica in Charleston, S.C., completing the first-ever delivery cycle using the Dreamlifter, a specially modified 747-400.

 

"The Dreamlifter proved beyond a doubt that it is the right transportation solution for the lean, global production system we are using to build the 787," said Scott Strode, vice president of Airplane Development and Production for the 787 program. "We can now do in hours what used to take weeks. This is good news for us, our partners and ultimately, our airline customers."

 

The load consisted of section 43, a forward fuselage section made by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and section 11/45, the center wheel well and center wing tank made by KHI and Fuji Heavy Industries and joined at FHI. The Dreamlifter left Nagoya, Japan, on Friday. It successfully performed some required flight testing in Seattle over the weekend, and headed to Charleston late Sunday. The parts were unloaded yesterday.

 

"The arrival of our first 787 shipment from Japan is an important milestone," said Randy Smith, chief operating officer of Global Aeronautica, LLC. "Our employees are ready to start work on the first Dreamliner and are honored to be a part of Boeing's worldwide team that's delivering on its promise to bring the most technologically advanced aircraft to customers in 2008."

 

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Boeing 787(BBJ):

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 31, 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] Business Jets today unveiled concepts of luxury and comfort for the 787 VIP airplane. Concept renderings of custom interior designs for the advanced-technology widebody VIP jet were displayed at the Middle East Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Dubai.

 

"A Boeing 787 VIP affords its owner complete accommodation," said Steven Hill, president of Boeing Business Jets. "The spacious cabin and the technology of the 787 enable an owner to design a beautiful environment that exactly meets preferences and needs. Whether you are looking for a flying palace or a business office in the sky -- or both, the possibilities are endless."

 

"Aboard a 787 VIP owners can fly anywhere in the world nonstop, and on those long-distance flights, it is critical to have amenities and a cabin environment that allow passengers to be completely comfortable and productive," Hill added.

 

Boeing Business Jets has commissioned several design firms to develop preliminary concepts for 787 VIP interiors. A number of other airplane interior design firms and completion centers have developed a variety of innovative interior design concepts for the 787 VIP as well.

 

Boeing does not design or install interiors in VIP airplanes. Boeing delivers VIP airplanes in so-called "green" condition, meaning the airplane does not have interior furnishings or exterior paint. Customers then work with certified designers and interior completion centers to develop personalized interiors.

 

The VIP-configured 787-8 offers 2,404 square feet (223.3 square meters) of cabin space and a range of 9,590 nautical miles (17,760 km) while the VIP-configured 787-9 offers 2,762 square feet (256.6 square meters) of cabin space and a range of 9,950 nautical miles (18,425 km).

 

To date, undisclosed customers have ordered five 787 VIP airplanes -- two 787-8s and three 787-9s -- direct from Boeing. Two additional 787-8s are being provided to VIP customers through leasing companies. The first commercial version of the 787 is scheduled to make its first flight later this year.

 

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Azerbaijan Airlines Orders 5 Boeing Planes

 

February 23, 2007

Boeing said on Friday that Azerbaijan Airlines ordered three 787-8 Dreamliners and two extended range Next-Generation 737-900ERs in an order valued at USD$609 million at list prices.

 

Boeing plans to deliver all five aircraft in 2010, a spokeswoman said.

 

Azerbaijan Airlines will operate the 787s on routes to the East, Southeast Asia and North America, while the 737-900ERs will be used on routes to Europe, Russia and other regional destinations, the company said.

 

Boeing's 787, which uses carbon composite materials to help make it more fuel efficient, has racked up more than USD$60 billion in orders in just under three years on the market. Its first test flight is planned for this summer.

 

The 737-900ER is the largest and newest version of Boeing's popular single-aisle 737 line. The company said it has a backlog of Next-Generation 737s worth nearly USD$100 billion.

 

(Reuters)

 

Ahead of Aeroflot, which is still contemplating whether to order the Boeing 787 versus the Airbus 350 :pardon:

 

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Talk about unexpected :yahoo:

500 787 order before first flight please, anyone? Aeroflot? British Airways? More from Air New Zealand? Thai Airways? American? Oh come one :drinks:

Congrat to both, hope Malaysia can be the next destination!!!

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News release from Boeing:

 

Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines Finalize Order for 787s and 737s

 

SEATTLE, Feb. 23, 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Azerbaijan Airlines have signed an order for three 787-8 Dreamliners and two Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range).

 

Azerbaijan Airlines, based in Baku, Azerbaijan, becomes the first airline throughout the republics of the former Soviet Union to order the 787 and the 737-900ER. The order is valued at $609 million at list prices.

 

"This order is a momentous step in our history," said Jahangir Askerov, director general of Azerbaijan Airlines. "With the twin-aisle 787, we will enter the long-haul market for the first time. By expanding our fleet with long-haul twin-aisle airplanes, we will offer our customers many more choices for far-away destinations. We are eager to enter this new chapter in our proud history, and are delighted to do it with the most capable and comfortable airplanes in the world."

 

The carrier will operate the 787 on routes to the East, Southeast Asia and North America. The 737-900ERs will be placed on routes to Europe, Russia and other regional destinations.

 

"We are proud of our partnership with Azerbaijan Airlines," said Craig Jones, Boeing vice president of Sales for Central Asia and Russia. "Since Azerbaijan Airlines took delivery of its first Western-built aircraft in 2000, a Boeing 757, we have worked very successfully with Azerbaijan Airlines. We look forward to being a valued contributor to its future success. We are confident the 787 and 737-900ER will be powerful tools that allow Azerbaijan Airlines to continue its leadership and expand its services for passengers."

 

Azerbaijan Airlines selected the General Electric GEnx engine to power its 787s. Launched in April 2004, the 787 Dreamliner is the world's newest and most technologically advanced commercial jetliner. It offers a broad inventory of innovations that make it more fuel efficient, more economical for airlines and more comfortable for passengers.

 

The 787 will use 20 percent less fuel than today's airplanes of comparable size and provide airlines with up to 45 percent more cargo revenue capacity. Its long range allows carriers to offer passengers the point-to-point service they prefer, bypassing inconvenient connections at crowded hub airports.

 

The first flight of the 787 is scheduled for 2007, with entry into service in 2008. With 468 orders from 37 customers around the world, the Dreamliner is the most successful new airplane introduction in history.

 

The 737-900ER is Boeing's newest addition to the popular line of 737 single-aisle aircraft. Boeing launched the 737-900ER in 2005 as a higher-capacity, longer-range complement to the 737 family. The 737-900ER is the largest member of the Next-Generation 737 airplane family. It seats up to 215 passengers and flies up to 3,200 nautical miles (5,900 kilometers), making the range comparable to the 737-800. The 737-900ER features Blended Winglets, which enable an additional three to five percent improvement in fuel efficiency.

 

The 737-900ER shares the same industry-leading reliability of the other Next-Generation 737 series models. The Next-Generation 737s are ten years newer and fly higher, faster and farther than competing models. Boeing has sold nearly 3,700 Next-Generation 737s, and has a backlog exceeding 1,500 airplanes worth nearly $100 billion.

 

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Avianca Airlines To Buy 10 Boeing 787s

 

March 29, 2007

Boeing said on Wednesday that Colombian air carrier Avianca Airlines has ordered 10 of its 787 Dreamliners.

 

Seattle-based Boeing said the order worth about USD$1.5 billion at list prices, was earlier credited to an unidentified customer on its orders and deliveries web site.

 

The order also includes purchase rights for an additional 10 787s, the company said in a statement.

 

Boeing plans to debut its 787 model on July 8. The aircraft is scheduled for entry into service in 2008.

 

(Reuters)

 

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Boeing sells 30 more 787s

 

Monday April 16, 2007

Boeing enjoyed another bumper week for 787 orders last week with 30 more booked, taking the number sold this year to 96.

 

Of those, 67 are for unidentified customers, including the 30 recorded last week. Firm orders now stand at 544, with a further 23 pending for a total of 567. ATWOnline understands that the 30 are for one customer, as are the 15 ordered mid-March. Companies linked to the latest order are American Airlines and leasing giants GECAS and ILFC.

 

Boeing has sold another five 777s, also to unidentified customers, taking sales of that type to 45 for the year. All told the manufacturer has sold, net of cancellations, 220 aircraft this year.

 

Separately ATWOnline understands that US Airways has opted to stay with the A350 rather than swapping to the 787 and will buy more A330s to plug the capacity gap.

 

 

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Intrigue over 787 customer, potential US interest

 

Friday April 20, 2007

The mystery surrounding the identity of the purchaser of the 30 787s placed on Boeing's website last week has deepened.

 

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported this week that a Boeing source indicated the order was from a non-US customer. However, other sources at Boeing told ATWOnline that may not be the case.

 

This website also has learned that the 30 aircraft are the smaller 787-8s and that US Airways, assumed to be an eventual A350 customer, still may be in the market for the 787.

 

Meanwhile, the industry is expecting GECAS to come aboard the 787 program, and Lufthansa and British Airways are understood to be more interested in the higher capacity of the 787-9 or A350-800. Sales of the 787 now sit at 567, with industry observers suggesting orders will approach the 700 mark by rollout on July 8.

 

Are they for MAS ? :pardon:

 

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Are they for MAS ? :pardon:

Believe me Pieter, if it's an order by MAS, it will probably be accompanied by such fanfare here you'll get to hear the 'kompang' at Seattle and see the fireworks at Amsterdam ! Well, maybe not but we're sure to have had 'previews' in the press and 'breaking news' here in MyWings anyway !

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Air Canada Increases Boeing 787 Order

 

April 24, 2007

Air Canada has exercised existing options to buy rights for 23 Boeing 787s, bringing its total firm orders for the aircraft to 37 from 14 originally announced, the company said on Tuesday.

 

The airline, which is in the process of renewing its fleet, also said it has reduced its original Boeing 777 firm order by two planes.

 

Delivery of the 787s will begin in 2010.

 

(Reuters)

 

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Virgin announces $2.8B Boeing deal

British airline will purchase 15 of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner planes; partnership to test biofuels in a Virgin 787.

April 24 2007: 10:29 AM EDT

 

LONDON (Reuters) -- Boeing Co. said Tuesday that Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways will buy 15 of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, an order valued at about $2.8 billion at list prices.

 

The aircraft order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Web site. The order also includes options for an additional eight 787-9s and purchase rights for an additional 20 787s.

 

Boeing has said that the 787 can be up to 20 percent more fuel-efficient than other twin-aisle planes its size.

Biofuel experiment

 

Virgin CEO Richard Branson and Boeing CEO W. James McNerney are expected to announce a partnership to test biofuels in a Virgin 747 plane as early as 2008, according to The Wall Street Journal.

 

Airline companies are drawn to biofuels because of soaring oil prices and the possibility of dwindling supplies.

 

Shares of Boeing (Charts, Fortune 500) closed Monday at $93.64 on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

CNN Money

 

No more "4 Engines 4 Long Haul" eh?? :pardon: :pardon:

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787 Dreamliner roll-out date....

7-8-07

 

The date is pretty intriguing :o :D

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News release from Boeing:

 

Boeing and Virgin Atlantic Announce 787 Order, Environmental Partnership

 

CHICAGO, April 24, 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Virgin Atlantic today announced an environmental partnership, which includes an order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners, marking the largest 787 order to date for Europe.

 

The order, worth approximately $2.8 billion at list prices, was previously listed on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries Web site and attributed to an unidentified customer. The order also includes options for an additional eight 787-9s and purchase rights for an additional 20 787s.

 

"Virgin Atlantic is pleased to introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as our aircraft of the future," said Steve Ridgway, chief executive officer, Virgin Atlantic. "This revolutionary aircraft will bring a step change to the industry, substantially reducing environmental impact and incorporating innovative design and advanced technology, while providing an enhanced flying experience for our passengers."

 

The environmental partnership includes a joint biofuel demonstration aimed at developing sustainable fuel sources suitable for commercial jet engines and the aviation industry. The demonstration, scheduled for 2008 using a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400, is being worked jointly with GE Aviation and Virgin Fuels. Further details will be announced later this year.

 

In addition, Boeing and Virgin Atlantic are working together on reducing fuel burn and cutting aircraft emissions on the ground by exploring alternatives to traditional aircraft operations at airports. For example, Boeing and Virgin Atlantic are partnering on trials of towing airplanes to "starting grids," areas close to the active runway to start engines preflight, with a goal of reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions by up to 50 percent, as well as limiting community noise. Trials conducted thus far at London's Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and San Francisco International Airport have produced positive results, and work continues to develop alternative operational procedures at the world's busiest airports.

 

"Virgin Atlantic has demonstrated extraordinary leadership within our industry on addressing environmental impact, and Boeing is proud that the 787 Dreamliner is such an important ingredient of the airline's plan for the future," said Scott Carson, president and chief executive officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Working together in partnership, Boeing and Virgin Atlantic will develop innovative, environmentally progressive solutions to provide greater fuel efficiency and lower aircraft emissions."

 

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