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    Wink First 747-8i rolled out!

    Here she is! She is one beautiful bird!
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Boein....../1866118/L/

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    Are the specs out, too?

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    I thought Boeing's next big aircraft was the 787 Dreamliner? Is this update going to make this wonderful aircraft show up the 787? I haven't heard much about the 787 since the cockpit fire a while back. The program is still going right? I know that the 787 is two years behind schedule. Just wondering.

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    The 787 is still going, although late. The 787 is not bigger than the 747. It's more like the 767. It's mean appeal, however, is low fuel consumption, achived by making a lighter aircraft via composites and all.

    The 747-8 is a "response" tp the A380. It's much smaller than the A380, but bigger than the 747-400. The "-8" instead of "-500" is a reference to the 787 technology in materials and stuff. For what I gathered, the 747-8 has a broader range than the -400 and lower fuel consumption as well.

    Airbus was betting on huge aircraft / huge range, while Boeing was betting on smaller aircraft able to land almost everywhere (the 787). The 747-8 came from the need to "say something" to the marketplace after the A380 buzz.

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    Great, and she is one handsome looking bird! Is it just me or are the windows a different shape?

    Quote Originally Posted by fsfred View Post
    I thought Boeing's next big aircraft was the 787 Dreamliner? Is this update going to make this wonderful aircraft show up the 787? I haven't heard much about the 787 since the cockpit fire a while back. The program is still going right? I know that the 787 is two years behind schedule. Just wondering.

    No, no. The 787 wasn't designed to be big, it was designed to be revolutionary and modern.

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    I miss the winglets O_O

    Am I too old? :P
    Last edited by cesarnc; 02-14-2011 at 03:01 PM.

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    Wonder who will be the first to repaint it.
    M. Starks - Senior Charter Pilot

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    Yup! She's a beautiful bird, and I even like the color. Here's your first repaint guys.

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