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Geoff Thomas: 2nd 787 To Power On Next Week  
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5763 posts, RR: 47
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

Geoffrey Thomas reports that Dreamliner 2 the second test flight 787 will power on late next week and Boeing is still aiming for late April for the start of test flights.

Read it here:

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=15546

and here:

http://nyc787.blogspot.com/2009/02/a...offrey-thomas-gives-update-on.html


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31007 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6582 times:
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So no new "unknown unknowns" in the past few weeks, which is some good news.

So with ZA006 not ready to begin final assembly until March, hopefully Boeing can get ZA001 out of 40-24 and onto the flight line within four weeks or so to allow ZA002 to move to 40-24 and make space for ZA006 to start production.


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5763 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6515 times:

Yeah I think ZA 001 is supposed to be fairly complete very soon so it'll get its aqueous wash (fuel tanks washed out), and a new coating of paint.

I would also like to note that there LCFs have been busy not only with deliveries into Everett but delivieries between the Nagoya and Charleston and Grottaglie and Charleston. There is a concerted effort on part of Boeng the the tier one suppliers to get the supply chain moving.

Another thing I find interesting. I was told that starting with ZA 008 there will be zero traveled work but now Geoffrey is reporting that ZA 006 parts will be arriving with no issues (red tags) accompanying them. I think this might mean that there will not be any more traveled work being sent to Everett which means that starting with ZA 006 the final assembly of 787s will be as Boeing had originally envisioned it.

Check out pics of ZA 002 here:

http://www.fleetbuzzeditorial.com/2009/02/02/ana787/

[Edited 2009-02-09 08:21:36]


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31007 posts, RR: 86
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6387 times:
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Quoting NYC777 (Reply 2):
Another thing I find interesting. I was told that starting with ZA 008 there will be zero traveled work but now Geoffrey is reporting that ZA 006 parts will be arriving with no issues (red tags) accompanying them.

I had heard they originally expected ZA005 to require no travel work, but it does sound like whatever work was necessary was minimal. But it is good news that they hit this "milestone" with ZA006.

It might be part of the reason NH feels that, assuming a smooth test and certification program (  crossfingers  and I know many expect it won't happen, so no need to repeat those views ), they could get ZA007 this time next year.


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5763 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6295 times:

I'm trying to see if ZA 006 will indeed come in without travelled work. This will be a huge positive forthe program.


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User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4331 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6153 times:



Quoting NYC777 (Thread starter):
Read it here:

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=15546



Quote:
Boeing's internal target for first flight is the last week of April

Last week of April would make it four years exactly since the A380's first flight. These birds will have something else in common besides delays and production snafus.



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5884 times:

I wonder if 002 will wear a hybrid livery with ANA on the tail with Boeing house colors on the rest. The tail is already in ANA colors isn't it?


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31007 posts, RR: 86
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5826 times:
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Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 6):
I wonder if 002 will wear a hybrid livery with ANA on the tail with Boeing house colors on the rest. The tail is already in ANA colors isn't it?

Yes the tail is in NH colors. I am going to guess the plane will be painted in normal NH colors and only ZA001 will have the house livery.

I wonder if ZA001 will be delivered in the combination house/customer livery as some Boeing planes have been these past few years, or if it will be stripped and re-painted in sole NH colors?


User currently offlineArabAirX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5574 times:

If ZA7 is delivered first, it could be the one to wear the ANA/Boeing colours we have seen in the past  Smile

User currently offlineArabAirX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2845 times:



Quoting NYC777 (Reply 4):
I'm trying to see if ZA 006 will indeed come in without travelled work. This will be a huge positive forthe program.

Found this Dreamlifter update:

http://nyc787.blogspot.com/2009/02/r...lage-for-dreamliner-6-heading.html

"UPDATE: I got confirmation that the rear fuselage for Dreamliner 6 is on board the Dreamlifter."

Anyone have info on the percentage of completion on this section? Also, if parts for the sixth airplane are arriving, will the second 787 be moved soon?


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