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Boeing design NEW 747-8 in russia

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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 12:35 PM
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seattletimes.nwsource.com...


Boeing will limit its hiring of local engineers for design of the 747-8, the new derivative of its iconic jumbo jet, and give a major role to engineers at Boeing's Moscow Design Center and at outside suppliers.


So , Boeing , that all-american company , is hiring red russian engineers to design its all new aircraft.


oh how ironic given there arguement that the KC-767` is an all american tanker....

[edit on 7/4/08 by Harlequin]




posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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Considering it is supposed to be flying late 2008/early 2009 and EIS late 2009, I'm thinking now isn't the time to be designing it....

The first 747-8 should be in pre-assembly round about now if we aren't to expect any delays in its production.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 03:55 PM
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Theres a number of issues with the aircraft - it will need type certifying , boeing wanted it as a variant of the 74 family - FAA said no its new so needs a full test, and orders have been really slow

www.flightglobal.com...

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en.wikipedia.org...

80 freighters and 20 of the passenger aircraft does not bode well for a new flag carrier type.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 03:59 PM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
Theres a number of issues with the aircraft - it will need type certifying , boeing wanted it as a variant of the 74 family - FAA said no its new so needs a full test, and orders have been really slow

www.flightglobal.com...

and

en.wikipedia.org...

80 freighters and 20 of the passenger aircraft does not bode well for a new flag carrier type.


Get ready for a great launch of the century, the wheels will come off and it will have to find a ski resort to land, welcome to the world of disposable consumer goods.



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 04:25 AM
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www.flightglobal.com...


Ross Bogue, 747-8 vice-president and general manager, says that in the wake of the A380 delay, several airlines postponed purchase decisions for 747-200 and 747-400 replacements.



and now boeing blames


airbus for the sales *issues* (some would say failure) of the 747-8I

and thius cracks me up


He also believes that the 525-seat A380 and the 461-seat 747-8I should not be viewed by the market as competitive aircraft types. Rather, he says, the 747-8I occupies a standalone niche in the ultra-long range widebody market.


they are the same market - or will service the same market , so airlines will buy more seats



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