Eclipseblogger e-mailed three images from the customer forum showing the airplanes in queue on the production line.
Meanwhile, lloyd was a recent visitor to Eclipse and offered his observations to the readers of this blog:
Micah was kind enough to take Shari and me on a tour of the factory today. There is a lot of activity going on. It's a busy place, and things are really cranking up now. We met many enthusiastic employees, proud of their work and happy to see us coming through, like this nice guy who showed us how they put fuselage segments together:
We saw many planes in production. They're going to need more floor space pretty soon:
We watched S/N 10 undergoing its first engine runup test on the ramp, and here's the lineup of airplanes just about ready for that big step (S/N 12 in the foreground):
Work continues on the test planes--undergoing upgrade to the new tip tanks, new bullet and other aerodynamic modifications that will turn A models in B's. The new tip tanks look nice!
All in all, a great afternoon and indeed a very reassuring visit.
Thanks to both lloyd and eb for the update. While not wanting to detract from what has been accomplished in ABQ, they are a long ways from delivering 499 more airplanes in the remaining 355 days of '07.