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Delivering a brand new B777-300 to British Airways: G-STBF.

Delivering a brand new B777-300 to British Airways: G-STBF.

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Old Apr 2, 12, 5:09 pm
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BA engineering are pros and have alot of respect for them - it just a shame they are forced to put clapped out interiors back in the aircraft the engineers must cringe
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Old Apr 2, 12, 6:41 pm
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Wow wow wow.

Just speechless at this.

Great report.

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Old Apr 2, 12, 11:40 pm
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Fantastic report, Petrus...having also been round BAMC, they are a superb bunch of people and the reason why I always feel safe and secure setting foot on a Speedbird jet.
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Old Apr 2, 12, 11:56 pm
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Thanks for the kind comments. That 747 we got to view under skin is one of the oldest ones in the fleet. Could use an internal refresh for sure.
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Old Apr 3, 12, 2:18 am
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Brilliant post. Thanks for sharing.
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Holy cow.. Just wow... Thanks for all the photos, this is an amazing insight.. being a radar geek I loved seeing the phased array there behind the nose cone Nice stuff
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Old Apr 3, 12, 2:55 am
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Fantastic snaps, Petrus. Thank you for posting all of those.
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Old Apr 3, 12, 3:49 am
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Absolutely incredible behind the scenes tour. Thanks for taking the time to share the photos.

I would imagine more people would have flown Concorde than had the opportunity to take part in a delivery flight so that's one very special experience.
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Old Apr 3, 12, 5:26 am
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Thank you so much! Really, really interesting.
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Old Apr 3, 12, 5:45 am
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Wow! This is really amazing, so much behind the scenes action! Thanks so much for sharing, and congrats for being on the amazing delivery flight!
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Old Apr 3, 12, 7:24 am
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What an incredible experience. Thanks very much for sharing with us.
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Old Apr 3, 12, 9:29 am
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Wow, great report! thanks

What did you mean by this
No 4. Will be scrapped or sold to a private owner as it is too heavy for viable commercial airliner use.
Were the early 787's made differently?
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Old Apr 3, 12, 10:47 am
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No, the problem with the early 787's is that they are too heavy. They will burn more fuel than was calculated, hence no airline will want them. I suppose this is part of the risk when building a plane of entirely new materials. You learn on the job so to peak. BA for instance are no taking any 787's before no. 100. Tried and tested if you like.
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Old Apr 3, 12, 12:39 pm
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Wait, you had to fly in COACH?!?!

Very cool experience, thanks for sharing the pics.
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Awesome experience!
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