tak From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 161 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6352 times:
I have not seen any websites or threads with a list of possible upcoming deliveries. ANA is going to take another one within a month has been posted and JAL will take one before the end of the year as well. I think that AI may take one before the end of the year (if they can pay for it )...
Anyone with more information bout when the next 787s are scheduled to be delivered it would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance
The article from aspire aviation suggests that line number 7, 8 and 9 are the only airplanes in the first 20 produced that will go prior to 2012 due to the amount of rework needed on some of these aircraft?
For ANA: LN# 8 (ZA101) has been delivered and LN #7 (ZA100) and 9 (ZA 102) are being redid for delivery soon from what the aspire aviation post suggests. Also, LN#24 (ZA103) has had its first flight and is painted in the same special livery as LN#8 so presumably will be the next to be delivered to ANA. There are other airplanes destined for ANA but may need significant rework still?
Royal Air Maroc: has LN # 17 (ZA150 and 19 (ZA151) being worked on, so perhaps LN#19 will be delivered before 2012?
LAN: has LN#16 (ZA531) which has exited the shop as well as LN#48 (ZA532) that was scheduled to start final assembly last week. I am guessing that the earlier one will be readied? I would guess that the one just starting final assembly will not be able to make it by the end of the year. ***edit*** also LN#10 (ZA530) thanks for pointing out the omission***
JAL: LN#23 (ZA177) is down at Lackland AFB being refurbished for delivery, possibly soon?
Air India has several aircraft out of final assembly: LN# 25 (ZA230), 26 (ZA231), 28 (ZA232), 29 (ZA233), 30 (ZA 234), 32 (ZA 235), 35 (ZA236) with LN #46 (ZA237) having started final assembly in Charleston SC. I wonder which of these is being readied for first delivery. LN#29 (ZA233 had its first flight on July 31st(?) so perhaps would be the first to be delivered to Air India.
Please anyone feel free to edit of share new information. In addition to sources on Matt Cawby's blog: http://kpae.blogspot.com/ was also a major source of pictures and information. I hope I got all the line numbers and ZA numbers right. I apologize if any are incorrect. I hope to hear from other people excited about this beautiful aircraft finally being delivered to customers all over the world! Cheers, TAK
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8262 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5640 times:
Quoting tak (Reply 3): LAN: has LN#16 (ZA532) which has exited the shop as well as LN#48 (ZA533) that was scheduled to start final assembly last week. I am guessing that the earlier one will be readied? I would guess that the one just starting final assembly will not be able to make it by the ned of the year.
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8262 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5432 times:
Quoting tak (Reply 5):
Thank you for picking that up, I goofed. I edited that as well as the ZA numbers for the LAN aircraft which I had wrong as well. Sorry to hear that those aircraft are not expected this year
LAN expects to receive its first B-787-8 by the end of Q1 2012. Due to the delays surrounding the B-787s, LAN opted to order more B-767-316ERs from Boeing, (next year alone, LAN will receive 7 new B-767-316ERs from Boeing, along with two new B-777Fs).
The article from the centreforaviation also cites 4 787s being delivered to ANA by the end of 2011. This article here: http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/...eing-787-long-haul-service-jan-21/ also talks about ANA initiating service to FRA. This implies that they would have 4 aircraft since the first two aircraft will have the domestic configuration and 2 aircraft would probably be needed to service this route.
Does anyone know which of the ANA aircraft are being fitted out in their long haul seating configuration? Based on the reports I would have guessed that the early aircraft are not being selected for this, but reportedly LN 7 and 9 are being readied for delivery as well as LN # 24. Looking forward to hearing from anyone about any intro they have about upcoming deliveries, Cheers
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8262 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3412 times:
LAN Airlines is expected to be the first carrier to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on RNP approaches. LAN will operate the B-787s on RNP approaches initially into its hub at the Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport.
Quote: LAN Airlines plans to begin using advanced performance-based navigation approaches at Lima International Airport by the end of this year, and the carrier says these are likely to be the first such procedures operated by the Boeing 787. The carrier is scheduled to begin taking delivery of its 787s in early 2012, and while it is not the first customer for this aircraft, it is expected to be the first to operate 787s on RNP approaches.
rowan1mck From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
I know ANA will eventually have three different 787 cabin configurations (domestic (78P), short-haul intl and long-haul intl (787)). Does anyone happen to know which regos will have which configuration?
tak From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 161 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1822 times:
Just read on flightblogger: http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/ that ANA's second 787 was officially delivered today and will fly to japan in a few days. It was LN#24 that was delivered. Only 819 left .... seriously I hope Boeing gets these airplanes moving into the hands of customers ASAP!