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FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Five experts provided insight into the origins and progress of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner program at the Farnborough International Airshow Tuesday.

 

"The team we have gathered here has a cumulative total well in excess of 100 years of experience in creating, building, flying and supporting Boeing jetliners," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, Boeing Commercial. "This is a unique opportunity to look across the history of this program and understand where we are today."

 

Fancher led the panel discussion. Panelists included John Roundhill, former vice president of Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Mike Sinnett, 787 vice president and chief project engineer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Mike Carriker, chief pilot of the 787 for Boeing Test & Evaluation.

 

Roundhill provided the context for the original objectives set forth for the 787 program in 2002. "Our customers told us they wanted a more-efficient airplane," he said. "They wanted an airplane that had the seating capacity of a 767 and the range and speed of a 777 or 747."

 

"And that is just what we are giving them," said Dailey. "Every 787 delivered will give airlines an airplane that makes a strong difference in their fleets. In this segment of the market, there is no airplane in service today or on the drawing boards for the future that comes anywhere close to the efficiency of the 787 Dreamliner."

 

Sinnett and Carriker discussed the current status of the program. Sinnett, said, "You'd be hard pressed to stand anywhere on a 787 and not have a dozen different improvements from today's airplanes within arm's reach. The technology we've incorporated is working just like we knew it would."

 

Carriker shared a similar assessment of progress on the flight-test program. "The 787 is a joy to fly; it is performing very well in its flight-test program," he said.

 

Fancher summarized, "On the ground and in the air, the 787 is the airplane that we've been talking about – it's real. It took the expertise and dedication of thousands of individuals around the world to bring the 787 to Farnborough. We're proud of the team and we're proud of the airplane that we have created."

 

 

For more news about Boeing from the Farnborough International Airshow, go to: http://www.boeing.com/farnborough2010/

 

 

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Boeing Sucks! Ima Airbus person. Airbus pw3ns Boeing in every aspect. I dont care how old the A340 is but the A340 is better then this piece of shyt.

 

lol, well Boeing is awesome mainly for their military planes:

800px-Usaf.Boeing_B-52.jpg So by default, I love Boeing :)

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Boeing Sucks! Ima Airbus person. Airbus pw3ns Boeing in every aspect. I dont care how old the A340 is but the A340 is better then this piece of shyt.

 

You can keep them too!!! The A340??? LMAO! The 777 series trumps the A340 in every way imaginable! It's just 4 engines on an A330?? How non fuel efficient is that? I'm thinking the most non fuel efficient plane they ever concieved. I guess thats why sales of the plane are the worse in Airbus history. Now if you had said something about the A380, then we could talk! But I'm still Boeing all the way!!

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Nothing will ever compare to the epicness that was the Boeing 747's first flight in 1969, look at it today, pretty much running strong after 41 years!

 

The 3rd Gen 747-8 is set to enter service this year! This is the year of Boeing!! Now lets hope the DOD awards the Tanker contract to Boeing for the 767NG. Not that oversided, overpriced, A330.

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The 3rd Gen 747-8 is set to enter service this year! This is the year of Boeing!! Now lets hope the DOD awards the Tanker contract to Boeing for the 767NG. Not that oversided, overpriced, A330.

 

Ah yes, the new 747 model. Business will skyrocket for Boeing for sure!

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