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787-10 moves into final assembly

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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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The first Boeing 787-10 has moved into final assembly in Charleston SC. That will be the exclusive assembly point for the -10, which will be the largest of the 787 family. On Wednesday, the mid-body, and aft fuselage were moved into the final assembly position on the Charleston assembly line. The forward fuselage is being built in Wichita, and will be moved to Charleston when it is completed. The first aircraft is expected to be moved to the ramp in 2017, with delivery scheduled for 2018.

The 787-10 will be 18 feet longer than the 787-9, and 38 feet longer than the 787-8. It will seat up to 330 people, with a range of 6400 nautical miles. That makes it the shortest ranged of the 787 family, but will give it better economics than the A350-900 on short range routes.

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 04:42 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

With 154 orders for the -10, Boeing is escaping the problem of producing a "ghost" plane, like Airbus just did with its new model 350, for which there are 0 firm orders. The one that has been built might go to a leasing company but nothing is firm.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: F4guy

What do you mean? They've been delivering A350s all year.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:02 AM
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Have they made any improvements, such as more seating space...we are not sardines?

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: E92M3

The A350-1000 just flew the first flight, and when they rolled it out, there was a "ghost plane" sitting there that had been built. They have 195 orders, but several customers have changed their orders to take the -900 instead. United ordered 35 -1000s, but are considering converting them to -900s, or even some of them to A330s instead.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Seats and seating arrangements are up to the customer. As for the rest of the interior, the 787 has made huge improvements in the interior, from pressurizing at a lower altitude, to changing the lighting, to bigger windows.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So, no improvement for the customer's space comfort, but the design may offer a greater chance of an empty seat next to you (albiet a miniscule chance).




Still, a web check can reveal which jets offer the greatest scope for finding yourself next to a vacant space. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has three blocks of three seats in each economy row, providing a mathematically greater chance of free-seat nirvana compared with the 2-5-2 of earlier planes. “Row arrangements dramatically influence the probability of having an empty seat next to you,” Brauer said.


www.bloomberg.com...
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Not until the airlines choose to. Boeing will put in 50 seats and couches if the airlines want them to. But until they decide to change the seats, there's nothing they can do.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: F4guy
a reply to: Zaphod58

With 154 orders for the -10, Boeing is escaping the problem of producing a "ghost" plane, like Airbus just did with its new model 350, for which there are 0 firm orders. The one that has been built might go to a leasing company but nothing is firm.



That's why I said "new model" of the 350. There are exactly zero orders for the new 350-1000 which just made its first flight. See, www.thenational.ae... There were a number of orders, but apparently the customers have chosen to buy back their delivery positions, or have switched to the -900. Long haul passenger traffic is way off, although the freighters are doing great.
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