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What Will Boeing Say At The 787 Call On Apr 9?  
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5923 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

Ok wanted to get people's opinions about what's going to happen for the 787 call.

Here's my opinion:

6 month delay. First flight at the end of 2008 and first delivery around Sept 2009.

Boeing will use the next 6 to 7 months to do a lot of static testing on the static test airframe (997). At the same time I think they'll pull out LN 1 to the flight line to start power on and all the ground testing needed prior to first flight. I think they'll pull 997 and LN 1 by the end of May.

998 will be pulled out in early summer and fuselage deliveries will resume to Everett by mid summer. (starting with LN 3...the HTP for LN 3 was delivered into Everett yesterday).

I think the delays will be driven more by the need to get a lot of static data prior to first flight and make any structural changes that are necessary. I think the delay will be driven less by supplier and production issues this time around. This is my guess.

[Edited 2008-04-08 17:33:25]

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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 34066 posts, RR: 85
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Six months sounds about right. That should be enough time to complete LN001 and LN002. Boeing might move LN002 to become the first flight-test bird and have LN001 handle the non-flight test stuff first before she gets in the air depending on how LN002 advances compared to LN001.

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