IAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 505 posts, RR: 45 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 15579 times:
Some serious progress going on in Everett over the last several days to tell you about.
- Horizontal stabilizer and tail cone are now joined and were moved into the final assembly area on June 13.
- Rudder has been joined to the vertical stabilizer and moved to the final assembly area on June 13.
- Engine pylon installation will be completed on June 15.
- Wing-Body join was confirmed as completed on June 15.
- Aft fuselage circumferential mating will be completed June 17.
- The joining of the horizontal stabilizer/tail cone to the aft fuselage will be completed by June 20.
- Vertical fin installation on the body of the aircraft will be completed by June 21.
Also, a little investigative work leads me to believe that the registration on LN0001 is going to be N787DL. 787 Registration: N787DL? (by IAD787 Jun 14 2007 in Civil Aviation)
Everything is on track for a trip to the paint shop on the 25th or 26th of June. 10 days to go!
Pictures, details and all kinds of good stuff are, as always, available at my site:
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 15045 times:
Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 9): According to the people I have spoken with? 12-24 weeks
I really don't know why Boeing don't throw their hand in and switch Everett over to producing cheap washing-machines. It's quite obvious to those that know that they're not going to get that thing into the air before 2020 at the earliest......
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
According to the people I have spoken with? 12-24 weeks
How long does it take for a 777 to move thru the factory, start to final?
I don't think installing the systems into/on the airplane as a potential problem, its getting power onto the airplane the first time, getting everything to work correctly, including the instrumentation for flight test.
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14462 times:
It takes 12-14 days to move a 777 down the line, including final join. Remember however, the 777 line is mature. A better way to look at it would be compare new models, but I don't have the data in front of me.
It took about 9 weeks (from memory) from rollout to first flight of the 777-300ER program, but the ER is a derivative.
"We have until the end of September [to fly] and then we have to start looking at the flight-test window" to establish whether the May 2008 first delivery schedule to All Nippon Airways can be achieved, he says.
So, if it flys on 30September it wont change the EIS date, although that would be 3-5 weeks late.
If it doesn't fly until 31October, 7-9 weeks late, it would move EIS back by one month. And so on and so on.
A first flight in December would (so it appears) delay EIS by 3 months.
SJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11797 times:
Quoting NAV20 (Reply 10): I really don't know why Boeing don't throw their hand in and switch Everett over to producing cheap washing-machines. It's quite obvious to those that know that they're not going to get that thing into the air before 2020 at the earliest......
I don't think 6 months is really all that bad, considering the complexity of the project. I believe that Microsofts Vista OS was about 1 year behind their internal schedule, Apple has had plenty of late stuff. As an engineer I have been involved in some projects that were really late. Intel had an entire CPU that had to be redone because of overheating. How late is that V-22 project or doesn't that one count? If they come out with a great airplane that is only 6 months late, I'd say great job ---- two years might be stretching their luck though.