SixtySeven From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 275 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 24101 times:
Some of you on previous threads were wondering about when ACs 777s first flight was going to be.
I just got off the phone with the 777 Chief Pilot (actually called Fleet manager) who told me this morning that some changes have been made to the original plan. The original date has moved around some, but as of right now departure will be at 0700 on the 31st of March.
Some YVR spotters were excited that the aircraft was going to be flown to YVR, but that has been scrubbed. The flight will fly direct to YUL where pre-service inspections will be performed for about a week before the aircraft starts pax services.
He said if anybody takes pictures he wants some copies!!!
SunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 3954 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 23969 times:
I have been watching the production list and today from FlightAware a 200ER took what appeared to be it's first flight as BOE11.
If the list sequence is followed then there will be two -300ER's ( 1 ea SIN and EK) then Air Canada's. So the actual first flight is probably about 2-weeks away.
SixtySeven From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 275 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 22935 times:
Well guys, I ran into the guy in charge of the program a couple hours after my post. He says March 31st is as "firm" as they get. This date I suppose due to the dynamics of manufacturing has floated around quite a bit. The date was as early as March 3rd, then March 14, March 29 and now the 31st. They were in the airplane last week, the cockpit is almost done and the cabin still has aways to go.
March 31st, 0700, Direct YUL.
I didn't mean this to be a know-it-all thing and if you guys know better so be it. There were some people that wanted to know when the aircraft was to take off for it's home and I tried to find out for ya. I'll be seeing him again in the coming weeks and I'll ask him if anything changes.
SixtySeven From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 275 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 22452 times:
Click Happy. No, I meant the delivery flight. You're right, I would suppose it would fly at least a couple of times prior to release.
In fact you'd likely know better than I. I'm not sure if the flight back to the buyer is actually called the delivery flight, or is the delivery flight the one where they take off, go off shore and complete all the sales paperwork.
But as you said, that info I was talking about is the one where AC actually flies the bird to it's new home. It will be an exciting time for sure.
SixtySeven From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 275 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 17220 times:
April 4 might be a little close for 856 777 service. Once the a/c gets to YUL it will undergo acceptance checks and a "once over" by maintenance. For the EMJs it was five days, this might be a little longer of course. Either way it will be close!! Hope you're lucky.
LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4281 posts, RR: 36 Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 16814 times:
Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 13): BTW, does anyone know if AC 856 on April 4, flying YYZ-LHR is still the 773ER? It said so on AC's website a couple of months ago. I'm curious now that the delivery flight has been pushed back.
No, it is currently showing as an A340-300.
Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
SixtySeven From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 275 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 16648 times:
The only reason I would think that Boeing11 was an airplane flying already (for test or show purposes) is that the first 3 777s that AC are to receive are -300s. If the first airplane AC is getting is C-FITL, a -300, which is delivered March 31st, why would a -200LR being flying already unless boeing has had it in the air flying around already for show or test purposes.
In your earlier post you said it was a -200LR which led me to think AC was getting a "demo" airplane sort of like PIA.
I doubt ACs first AC, C-FITL has flown yet since it's cockpit wasn't finished as of last week.
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3932 posts, RR: 19 Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 16541 times:
Quoting Threepoint (Reply 23): SixtySeven, I think you have confused two similar acronyms. A/C is short for aircraft. AC is the designator for Air Canada. The slash (/) makes all the difference.
Thanks for coming to the rescue 3point coz I had no idea what 67 was on about! I now understand why though. It doesn't actually say A/C, it says AIC which is the official code for Air India. BOE011 is VT-ALA and nothing to do with Air Canada.
25 Sixtyseven: Ahhhhhhhh. Me vision is once again askew. Thanks for clearing that up boys. I guess it does happen where airlines get planes boeing use for world tour
26 NorthStarDC4M: Well it's about time! yay! Now... decisions decisions... A319, A320, 767 or Porter back... hmmmmmm...
27 Planetime: With the new nonstop YVR-SYD service will AC still have a flight via HNL? Or is that going to be the end of Star Alliance flying HNL-syd
28 Threepoint: Check the recent YVR-SYD AC service announcement thread for discussion over this. Short answers though: No - AC will not stop at HNL or anywhere else
29 AirCanada014: I was been told the delivery date is March 29th.
30 FLYACYYZ: Although will probably change a dozen times between now and then, as it stands in RES III. Inaugural flight is AC856 YYZ/LHR - 07Apr rotates as follow
31 SixtySeven: Just checked again. March 31st delivery flight. 0700 departure. Add about 5 and a half hours for the landing in YUL.
32 Yfbflyer: Well I got my flight booked on their new plane. April 9 they have it running as AC407 YUL - YYZ at 10am. I had to book a separate side trip just to ge
33 Planetime: Thats a shame... now only QF/JQ is pretty much only choice for HNL-SYD. And the Hawaiian airlines also.
34 ZBBYLW: Please do! And have fun, I may get to fly her soon as well, but may have to wait untill at least may, I am in school and way over in BC so it may tak
35 NorthStarDC4M: Tada: AC412, 77w, seat 39K, April 08/07, booked Return on AC419 so pics, vids, will be taken Anyone else thinking about going on the 8th?
36 Viscount724: And NZ with a connection at AKL, and FJ with a connection at NAN. Both twice-weekly.
37 Pictues: BE1 (Name Boeing ses for first flight for testing of aircraft prior to delivery) of the first Air Canada B777 is Sunday March 18th, 2007 this accordin
38 Legoguy: Still no clear pictures of this aircraft!?!?!?!?!
39 Type-Rated: Slightly off topic, but why is AC so late in taking delivery of their 777's? Was the bankruptcy preventing them from ordering at the same time everyon
40 SixtySeven: AC wasn't really behind in ordering the 777 in that they were already flying it's chief competitor, the 340. AC wanted the 777 originally but airbus c
41 Clickhappy: anyone hoping for a first flight on Sunday is going to be disapointed. Not everything you read on the 'net is true
42 Aircellist: Canadian Press has confirmed the delivery flight... http://www.lapresseaffaires.com/arti...NFORMER/70327125/5891/LAINFORMER01
43 Clickhappy: I wouldn't hold my breath that it will deliver on Saturday. At best it is 50/50 right now...
44 Sixtyseven: Its getting delivered on Friday. 0700 Departure. The airplane will be in YUL on Friday. There will need to be something massive to stop it. Believe me
45 Bmacleod: 2nd AC 777-300ER already built and painted!!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/429794196/
46 Clickhappy: Sorry, but you are misinformed. The plane isn't scheduled to leave Seattle until Saturday, the 31st. The official delivery is scheduled for the 30th,
47 RobK: Didn't you get the first flight date wrong by 3 days as well though? I'm not saying you're wrong but Royal is a highly respected member on here and h
48 Sixtyseven: I am quite sure Royal is very respected and I am not trying to one up him at all. They get the airplane Friday and the 31st is indeed when it shows up
49 Lnglive1011yyz: You're ultimately right by saying that we only hope for the day coming off well as planned.. but by throwing around titles of people you're 'talking
50 SixtySeven: RobK. I started the thread on the 8th of March. Since then I haven't mentioned anything other than the 31st of March. I did just mess up the DAYS in m
51 YULspotter: Can someone confirm if the 0700 departure time is UTC time, Mountain Time, Pacific Time or Eastern Standard Time? I had heard the 77W is due to arriv
52 LH423: That would make sense. Say the flight time is 5 hours. For a 14:30 EDT arrival in Montréal, the plane would have to leave Seattle around 06:30 PDT.
53 Grge: According to Brent Jang in this morning's Globe & Mail, the airline takes possession of the aircraft on Friday, with it arriving to Montreal on Saturd
54 SixtySeven: LngLive1011YYZ. Actually, I am not based in South America. I just happened to be there for business in Bogota. Perhaps I didn't realize the importance
55 UAL747-600: Does anyone know when the 2nd 300ER delivers? A week later? UAL747-600
56 Clickhappy: UAL746, will be longer than that, it hasn't even done it's first flight yet.