Skip to comments.Boeing 787 Cleared For First Commercial Flight
Posted on 08/29/2011 9:28:46 AM PDT by Still Thinking
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- After nearly two years of flight tests and analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday cleared the way for the new Boeing 787 to take its first commercial flight.
Boeing plans to deliver the first 787 to Japan's All Nippon Airways next month -- more than three years later than initially planned. The airline plans to fly it for the first time as a charter on Oct. 26 and begin regular service Nov. 1.
Both the FAA and European regulators certified the plane for flight. Boeing completed flight tests on the 787 this month.
The Chicago airline maker has orders from 55 customers for more than 800 of the planes. They will cost $185.2 million to $218.1 million apiece.
More than half of the Boeing 787 is made with composite materials. Boeing Co. says the airplane will be quieter and use 20 percent less fuel than planes of similar size. It will hold between 200 and 330 passengers, depending on the layout.
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That’s great~! The federal government forced them to spend TWO YEARS to certify this aircaft. That is MILLIONS in cost above and beyong the cost of the testing itself.
Because Boeing would let its airplance fall RIGHT OUT OF THE SKY if the government did not stop them...
Yeah, it’s a common theme. Those who know how to do stuff regulated by those who don’t. OTOH, by the same token I have no patience with business guys who have some disaster, and say “We followed all regulations” as if that absolved them of responsibility. Again, the regs are written by those who by definition, are NOT the most knowledgeable people on a given topic.
I wish that SC Gov Nikki Haley would ask Boeing to send one of the test planes down to SC...you know..fly around the state capital a few times..nice photo op...then land at the new plant, which Obama’s NLRB wants to close...and open the plane for visits to the public....then maybe tp a flyover of Clyburn’s district office on the way back..
For those who haven’t seen it.
De Havilland did.
link is broken
One of the financial shows had a piece on the 787 for Cathay Pacific’s Biz Class. All I can is WOW and wonder what’s the fare. Sing Air is going to have to run fast to outdo, but they probably will.
Have you seen this? What a job!!!
LOL, don't you see? That's the point - indemnification.
In the "modern" world, indemnification is GOD.
Literally. Because nothing else really matters - not death, destruction, wars, pestilence, outrage, loss of freedom, or even the crack of doom, as long as those in power have indemnification.
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Boeing F’d up big time on this plane. Instead of using local (US) parts providers, they had companies all over the world build the plane’s components. This caused a supply chain from hell situation that is well known in the aerospace community.
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