Dekx From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 29 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 16209 times:
A little update for all you fellow CDNs out there… I was just out to see over some work on the 777 final line and realized that it was Air Canada's first 777-300ER. Should be out for delivery for Feb 13 if we can get all the NCR completed on time. But so far no major issues… She's looking fine all in prime !!!
I hope to get some pics when they finally paint her next week.
AirplaneFan From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15696 times:
I think you confused the tail colors Dekx.
According to RobK's website, the line number for AC first 777 is 620. The latest line number that has rolled out of the factory I think is 612 (B-16706 of BR which is a 777-300ER), though I may be wrong. So it seems it's still a while til AC first 777 rolls out, but I believe you since you went to see the final Boeing 777 production line in person. We'll see.
DekX From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15538 times:
Airplane Fan... 617 (Continental 2ER) is coming out tomorrow and Singapores 618 is awaiting engine install. We have Emirates whos getting fwd and aft barrels and is already on the line. AC620 is right behind them.
Both AF and 616 and 617 are completed. AF is in the 67 hanger currently. Both are not painted.
Should see AC end of the week.
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3959 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14816 times:
Quoting Aseem (Reply 16): Look!! I am using your site to contradict you.
How exactly are you contradicting me? Where exactly am I contradicting myself? Are you seriously trying to tell me that 620 will roll out, test fly and deliver for 13 Feb?
From roll out to delivery of a 777 you've a time scale of 3 weeks minimum (typically more like a month to 5 weeks) so for ACA to deliver on 13 Feb it would have needed to have rolled out on 23 Jan at the latest and it hasn't even been made yet!
I am sure that Nick (Beech19) will back me up that ACA won't be taking their first 777 on 13 Feb! Try more like 13 March and I might start to believe you.
SixtySeven From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14675 times:
As for the question as to when AC will start flying the 777.
First routes to be flown will be rapidairs between YYZ-YUL-YOW and Londons to get the crews line indoc'd and transition checked. Once the initial cadre of pilots are checked out she should see HKG/PEK/NRT and other runs commensurate with it's range.
First crews are in Seattle now, with another course starting in Miami a couple of days ago after the sim their got the EFB certified. Most FA's have already done their training. I heard 355 seats with a J, premium economy and economy seats.