787 Gets Closer

787, Boeing

I think it’s been a long time since people have been as excited about seeing an aircraft roll out as they are about seeing the 787. Part of it may be that the construction process if very different from any other commercial aircraft.  Read this to see what I’m talking about.  I think a lot of people just can’t believe it’s going to happen.  Meanwhile, this latest image from the Boeing Company looks pretty good.  Enough images though, I’m ready for the real thing!

07_03_13 787

Now word is out that it’s still running on schedule.  Apparently production will begin in the next three months and rollout may very well be on July 8.  (That’s 7-8-07, get it?)  The end of August is targeted for the first test flight.  Will it happen?  Airbus’ top salesman doesn’t believe it.  It’s getting relatively close, so I would think Boeing would have a good idea right now, but I guess we’ll find out in August if not before.

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