Thursday, July 05, 2007

Odd headline given the date

So to is July 5, 2007, right?  7/5/07, if you live in the U.S.  Given the date, the byline linked to below at is just a bit confusing then.  Here's my problem...

I've some friends who work for Boeing Aircraft here in Seattle.  They have told me that the Dreamliner won't even be unveiled until July 8, 2007 (7/8/07, get it?  The 787 unveiled on 7-8-7?  Never mind...)  Flight tests won't be for a while, and the first delivery isn't scheduled until May 2008.

So aren't the guys at jumping the gun a bit when they call the Dreamliner a "highly successful aircraft"?  We haven't even seen the thing yet - until 7/8/07, it's vaporware.  Highly successful vaporware, to be sure...

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