CNBC: Dreamliner: Inside the World’s Most Anticipated Airplane

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  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    More info below. It'll premiere on 9/27 and I'll be recording it.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/44552040
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/43925643/
     
  2. Legion

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  3. verdugan

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    Ohh, I'm soooo jealous. (I'm not being sarcastic)

    Do you work for Boeing?
     
  4. Legion

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    Nope. I work for one of the vendors. The one that makes the engines on the EIS aircraft for ANA.
     
  5. GoodSpike

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    I don't know that this was the most anticipated plane. I would think the giant Airbus probably was, given its size (and it also had some period of delay in getting to delivery).
     
  6. LoadStar

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    Different sort of anticipation, I think. One could argue there was potentially more anticipation from more people about the Dreamliner because it demonstrated real evolution in aircraft design; the A380 was simply a big (and late) version of a conventional aircraft.
     
  7. CuriousMark

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    In this case most anticipated is about the order book. Boeing has never had so many preorders for a new airplane type.
     
  8. hummingbird_206

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    C'mon, you live in Seattle, don't be a pooper.;) AirWho?
     
  9. cwerdna

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    No wonder they didn't air it until today. They had some footage from the ceremony that I believe was on Monday.

    I was wondering if they were going to tell that story about the ANA chief engineer, carbon fiber piece and hammers. They did. (Was mentioned at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010483120_787different15.html.)

    It was decent but didn't have a lot of technical depth. But then again, CNBC is a network about business and the stock market, not engineering.

    I would've been interested to see more details about the static and flight testing.
     
  10. jsmeeker

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    crap.. forgot to set the TiVo for this.. Need to search for an future airing.
     
  11. verdugan

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    Sweet. I didn't see any footage from the flight tests. Can you tell us more about the airplane/flight?
     
  12. verdugan

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    I totally agree with you. Some segments seemed random. I didn't get the UAV segment. They might have tied it back to the 787,but I FF'ed after a bit.

    I'm looking forward to this plane. I look forward to flying United's 787 next year!
     
  13. Frylock

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    This thing was AWFUL! Half of it was completely unrelated to the 787! They just start going off on tangents about other projects they are working on, and then about their fight with the union. It had nothing to do with the 787. This was by far one of the worst CNBC documentaries IMO. If they had said it was a documentary on Boeing, it would be one thing. But it wasn't. It was like that took 3 20 minute pieces, crammed them together, tossed in a little filler and some ads, and called it a day.
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I liked seeing the stuff about the 787, but didn't care about the other stuff. If they need to focus on the business aspects rather than the technical stuff, I would have liked to know more about the details of the supply chain difficulties. That seems like an incredible miscalculation by the Boeing execs.
     
  15. jsmeeker

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    The show should have been called "Boeing"
     
  16. cwerdna

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    Yep.
    I wouldn't call this one awful. I think the worst one I've seen was the one on Target (http://www.cnbc.com/id/40588422). I wouldn't recommend spending time watching that one unless you're Target's history enthusiast. I'm not.

    The fight w/their union has been an ongoing problem for years. There are many stories blaming part of the Dreamliner delays on a 58 day strike in 2008. Obviously, that's only a small part of it. Them opening a non-union plant in South Carolina to build Dreamliners is relevant too.
     
  17. jsmeeker

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    Even though it had nothing to do with the 787, I like the segment on the drone. Especially the part on how they recover it.
     
  18. ElJay

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    I was also disappointed at how poorly titled this program was. It was not necessarily a bad show, but the expectations were completely off by calling it a show on the 787. I fast forwarded through the entire drone segment.
     
  19. cwerdna

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    I'm curious if anyone knows more about those winglets that broke off (detached?) when caught by the rope. It happened in several of the clips they showed.

    Is the wing damaged after that? How does one put them back on? Can one just easily snap them back on or something?
     
  20. jsmeeker

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    I noticed that too. I suspect that's by design. The winglet is made to be breakaway and replaced before the next mission.
     

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