SunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5431 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8174 times:
Quoting Rheinbote (Reply 3): As per the August 27th 2009 conference call, the EIS of the 787-9 was pushed back to "late 2013"
In a recent interview with IATA , Rob Fyfe CEO of NZ, the launch carrier said quote " At the moment, there is still such uncertainty about when the (789) program will deliver. It means we have to re-examine all our lease agreements..." NZ don't seem to be taking any EIS projections for granted.
At this stage of 787-9 design we're working to preliminary loads. The impact of the 787-8 testing on the 787-9 will come with the load data gathered by ZA004, and if any significant problems are found during testing.
I assume that puts first flight at around early 2013
Now that the 787-8 is flying the first Major hurdle has been cleared, many things have been learned about teh 787 that were unknown before she flew. By 01/01/2011 the first 787 will be flying in Asia for ANA, so lets be optimistic about the 787 schedule going forward.