zkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1662 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 11275 times:
There seems to be finally some good news from Boeing on the delayed 787 program and for the airlines.
Polish flag carrier LOT expects to receive next year five Boeing 787s, which it will use to start replacing its Boeing 767-300ERs and potentially launch new Asian routes.
A LOT spokesman tells ATI and Flightglobal the Star Alliance carrier has "just received information from Boeing" that its first 787 is now scheduled for delivery in April 2012. He says another four 787s will follow in 2012 but precise delivery dates have not yet been provided by the manufacturer.
debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10804 times:
Quoting zkojh (Thread starter): Polish flag carrier LOT expects to receive next year five Boeing 787s, which it will use to start replacing its Boeing 767-300ERs and potentially launch new Asian routes
Hopefully... LOT is in urgent need to replace their outdated B767-300 (in terms of keeping *Alliance standards).
And on top, I wish LOT will use the B787's at the same time for a major re-branding!
At least it shows Boeing is confident enough to give these specific delivery dates airlines. So... I'm pretty hopeful the end of all testing troubles are in sight, and production should build up in earnest now. Surprised to see LOT's 787's already confirmed though, according to NYC787's blog the first 787 for LOT is LN61, with LN35 right now in FAL.
hoya From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10124 times:
Quoting downtown273 (Reply 5): Thomson Airways will take delivery of the first Boeing 787 in January 2012.
Per which delivery schedule (ie after which delay announcement)? Per this Oct. 2010 posting on a 787 blog, LO is scheduled to receive LN 61. Thomson is nowhere on that list. If the production order remains the same, LO's first 787 will at the very least be built before Thomson's.
CFBFrame From United States of America, joined May 2009, 531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7631 times:
Quoting dean (Reply 1): but I'm not that optimistic with due-dates when it comes to Boeing's 787 program
I'd say that when you have one heading to San Anotino for prep, there's a strong indication that delivery plans are underway. Also, if they are informing customers of delivery dates as close as 2012, something has changed. On top of that a new customer is placing an order for 30 frames, I think the program may have made it through another portion of the maze. Now are they on the path leading out of the maze? After more than three years let's all hope so.
WROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5956 times:
Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 11): Somebody please tell that they're not actually going to go with that new livery they came up with a few months ago.
The previous CEO planned to change/update livery with 787 deliveries, but there was so much criticism (including a facebook movement to save LOT's crane) that the present CEO and the board of Directors seem to give up on this idea.
Personally, I hope they spend money on updating their flight entertainment rather than new paint scheme.