Thursday, May 24, 2007

B787 In Production, Rollout Nears

Randy II, or Randy son of Randy, or Randy 2.0....anyway, where was I? Oh yes, I remember now. Randy's blog has some nice pictures from the factory of components arriving and being set up for assembly.

Mark my words.....the production (the development's already a done deal) of a CFRP composite airliner is a game changer, the like of which we haven't seen since metal monococque construction put paid to the dope and fab Curtiss Condors, the plywood Fokker Trimotors, and that corrugated aluminum shed of an airplane the Ford Trimotor.
I might just try and make it to Everett for the first flight.

This changes everything.
Photo credits to the fine folks at Boeing.


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