Quote: Boeing Co said on Monday its 787 Dreamliner would make its first flight in the fourth quarter of 2008, repeating the revised schedule for the new aeroplane's launch announced in April. Dmitry Krol, director of communications for Boeing in Russia and the CIS, said first deliveries of the plane were scheduled for the third quarter of 2009, also as previously stated.
"There is no change to the schedule for the 787 that we announced in April, which has us achieving power on by the end of June, first flight in the fourth quarter of 2008 and first delivery in the third quarter of 2009," said Krol.
The company clarified its schedule after Mike Bair, vice-president of business strategy and marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said on Sunday the plane would fly "by the end of summer".
Bair was speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of the St Petersburg Economic Forum. He did not say that the schedule had changed.
The fuel-efficient 787 smashed early sales records for Boeing and is seen by some analysts as key to the company's financial future.
Good News anyways but they have to meet the major deadline for Power on. But this time I believe that they have evaluated all the possible scenarios and will meet the deadlines.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21029 posts, RR: 60 Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13612 times:
Maybe Mike Bair was talking about "German Summer?"
Sounds as if you misspoke. 4th quarter starts in October, and Summer ends in September, a few days before the 4th Quarter, so maybe they are targeting Oct 1 internally. Which would be rare in the business world, because you don't say 4th quarter if you don't think you need most of that quarter to work with.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 26 Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12629 times:
Will it come to Denver for the high testing? I'm assuming it might go to IWA for the hot testing. Boeing sent their 773 to IWA last year for testing and it had AF colors on the plane. That plane was HUGE! It was parked near IWA's fire station.
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
Baw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 31 Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11690 times:
Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 3):
I was wondering particularly about the cold soak tests - they'll have to send a pretty green plane off to be frozen if it flies at the end of the year or can the 787 use that airport in Antartica?
They'll keep it in the US...probably an airport in Montana (Glasgow) or Minnesota; temperatures there get actually colder than in Alaska in winter...as I recall, part of the cold flight test program for the 777 was done out of Glasgow, MT...with a lot of fog as I recall...
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Tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80 Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10547 times:
Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 3): I was wondering particularly about the cold soak tests - they'll have to send a pretty green plane off to be frozen if it flies at the end of the year or can the 787 use that airport in Antartica?
If they really had to, they could always freeze it in the USAF's environmental hanger.
In final assembly? Four (plus the static and fatigue frames)
In some stage of assembly? Something like two dozen.
Quoting RobertS975 (Reply 17): To state that any part of the 787 program is "on schedule" is a bit misleading, especially considering the official rollout was almost a year ago!
We get it, the 787 missed it's original schedule. When Boeing says "on schedule" it should be blindingly obvious that they're talking about the current schedule (roughly defined in April). Unless someone invents a time machine, nobody is trying to claim they're tracking to the original schedule.
Threepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10253 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 11): My bet is on Alaska. Why pay all these foreign airspace and landing rights when your country owns a piece of the arctic circle?
Well to fly to Alaska, they'll still have to pay those 'foreign airspace' fees. unless they want to take an almighty diversion. The landing rights would likely be insignificant to the total cost of that phase of the testing program.
Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 18): I thought they already announced where the hot-high and cold weather test would be. Why does South America ring a bell?
Maybe because Bogota (8300' and steamy) was used in the 380 program and La Paz sits at some ridiculous elevation near 12 grand I believe. I recall they certified the 757 in Lhasa - over 13,000 feet ASL.
The nice thing about a mistake is the pleasure it gives others.
25 Icelandair75W: I'm putting my bet on Iqualuit for cold weather testing, somewhere in New Mexico, Arizona, or California for hot weather, DEN or as stated above COS f
26 WestJetYQQ: The A380 did it in Iqaluit, Nunuvut. Likely where the 787 is headed if I had to guess. much cooler there than NWT because its on the water not more t
27 Ikramerica: ??? You can quite easily fly from Seattle to Alaska without cross into Canadian airspace.
28 Centrair: I hope that once this plane gets running and then starts initial testing they will also do a world tour to the partner airports. I would love to see i
29 OOer: Why fly all the way over there? Embraer does alot of its crosswind tests at KCPR. Its elevation is about 5300 ft, it is also the 5th or 6th windiest
30 Burkhard: I wished that were their biggest concern!
31 Revelation: SEA-KEF is a local hop for the 787!
32 Burkhard: Don't forget that spectacular photos and media reports of new aircraft tested in very remote and extreme location make very good and comparable cheap
33 Bogota: Lets hope that Boeing does come to either BOG and/or MDE, like the A380 did, for the hot and high testings. Specially taking into consideration that
34 Siromega: After the way the 787 program has been going, I would say Q4 if I had an internal date of Oct 1st.
35 GRRTVC: Would certainly be nice if Boeing did the cold weather testing in FAI considering Alaska is part of the US. January/February temps are usually around
36 Icelandair75W: I don't know. Just figured if they've done it before what's going to change them from doing it again in KEF?
37 Stitch: Boeing expertise speeding up 787 partners http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...space/2004470059_charleston11.html
38 Burkhard: Good news again. 19 days left for power on.
39 PW100: How on earth can you ship a major subassembly (to a FAL) that has only 16% of it's structure completed? Never mind the missing 100% systems . . . Woul
40 Ikramerica: I believe so. It was a shelly supported by a shipping frame, and the floor and other members were not attached. And Vought is also now "ahead" of the
41 NYC777: Here's some more updated information that I learned and put in the blog: http://nyc787.blogspot.com/
42 NYC777: Breaking news: Power on on Dreamliner 1 set to officially begin tomorrow.
43 Ikramerica: Thanks for the update. How long does power on usually take? A few days? More? I assume with so many more electrical systems on the 787, and the greate