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User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

I know line no.s 1,2 and 6 have been rolled out.

What is that status & c/s of nos. 3,4 & 5

rw774477

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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31062 posts, RR: 87
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4571 times:
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I believe three is the farthest behind in terms of readiness, but the other two should be ready once they have their side-of-body modifications made.

User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4463 times:

So I guess 3,4 & 5 are still inside  Smile

tia

rw774477


User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2244 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

http://kpae.blogspot.com/

Go to one of Matt's video scans of the flight line and start counting. There are 4 to 5 787's visible at any given time as they move around in and out of paint, the fueling dock and into and out of the temporary hangar.


User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

Thanks for the link ...

Looks like at least 2 ANA 787's are outside at this point

rw774477


User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

Anyone recall why 3 is so far behind? Prolly just because so much re-work time was spent on 1,2?

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31062 posts, RR: 87
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3899 times:
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Quoting Nycbjr (Reply 5):
Anyone recall why 3 is so far behind?

Each shipset arrived from the subs more complete than the last. So while ZA002 was twice as ready as ZA001 (in other words, half-ready as opposed to zero-ready) and ZA003 was better than ZA002, it was still less-complete on shipment than ZA004. I don't think the shipsets were fully-complete until around ZA005 or ZA006, which is why they were bolted together quite quickly (in comparison).


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21534 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

#2 is supposed to fly next week. #1 won't fly again until January. Then it's anyone's guess if #4 or #5 will be the next to fly.

Quoting Nycbjr (Reply 5):
Anyone recall why 3 is so far behind? Prolly just because so much re-work time was spent on 1,2?

Also, 3 is the least time critical in terms of the flight testing it needs to perform, and so they are going to get the other 5 in the air first.



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User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3764 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
Also, 3 is the least time critical in terms of the flight testing it needs to perform, and so they are going to get the other 5 in the air first.

Oh right, is "3" the interior fitting's bird?


User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3526 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
Also, 3 is the least time critical in terms of the flight testing it needs to perform, and so they are going to get the other 5 in the air first.

According to the flight test schedule Boeing has issued to the press the order is LN1-LN2-LN4-LN3-LN5-LN6


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21534 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3321 times:



Quoting Rheinbote (Reply 9):
According to the flight test schedule Boeing has issued to the press the order is LN1-LN2-LN4-LN3-LN5-LN6

Cool. Thanks for the info.

It wouldn't be surprising to see it slip to 1,2,4,5,3,6, though. I guess they are now confident that #4 is ahead of #5. That wasn't the case before the latest structural fix delay, but I guess they are applying the fixes in 4-5 order so 4 will be done before 5 no matter what, and both frames are otherwise complete.

#3, on the other hand, had a lot of interior and systems work to do and I believe it was the one with the cracked holes around interior wing fasteners, but don't quote me on that... Either way, the 6 month additional day likely gave Boeing opportunity to catch #3 up a bit.



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User currently offlineDynamicsguy From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 873 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3259 times:



Quoting Rw774477 (Reply 2):
So I guess 3,4 & 5 are still inside

3 is on the 767 line, but is due to move very soon. 4 and 5 are at the ATS hangars but 4 is also due to move very soon. 6 is on the flightline but will move to the ATS hangars when 4 moves out.


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3145 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
#1 won't fly again until January.

The flight crew said, yesterday, that it would be one week. How does that get us to January?

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 10):
It wouldn't be surprising to see it slip to 1,2,4,5,3,6, though.

Keep in mind that 5 is the first GE-engined frame. So that would require GE to cough up some engines ahead of RR on #3.

Tom.


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