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From Day 1- How Long To Build A 787?  
User currently onlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7130 times:

I was wondering, just how long dog does it take to build, (piece together), a 787. Also how many can Boeing deliver in a month?

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5824 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7010 times:

Well, thus far into the program, it takes about FIVE YEARS to get on started and certificated.

And, given two deliveries since the original target date of May, 2008, that's 0.049 aircraft per month.

But to (unsarcastically) answer your real question, their goal is to have a three-day assembly time, once the pieces arrive in Seattle/North Carolina. Preceding that, the suppliers all make their own roadmaps (and thus far, fail miserably at it).


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31003 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6930 times:
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Right now the production rate is two per month, trending towards two point five.

They can snap one together pretty quickly, but complete outfitting takes some time.


User currently onlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6901 times:

The reason I asked is that Boeing has 800+ orders. So at 2 per month, they will be building this thing for 50 years!!!! WTF. If I, as an airline committed to the 787 in 2000, lets say, and I'm at the end of the list, do I get the original aircraft, or is all the stuff that's upgraded in the coming years included? Or do I pay more? I bought a 65 Ford Mustang, for example, and it wasn't delivered until 1972, do I get the 72 model or a 65 remake??????

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31003 posts, RR: 86
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6882 times:
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Boeing is increasing the production rate. There will be two lines at Everett and one at Charleston. Once all three lines are at full capacity in the next few years, it's possible Boeing could be producing almost 20 787s a month.

User currently offlineStudeDave From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6859 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
once the pieces arrive in Seattle/North Carolina

Uhhhhh- what? Everett is 30+ miles north of Seattle!!!
Also~ last I checked- Charleston is in South Carolina.

Just sayin'



StudeDave



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User currently onlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

HEY folks.......The south carolina plant was opened to reduce production costs.(Please don't get me started with that-ie if the unions had their head screwed on I'd have a job at EASTERN today)....I want to know how you turn 5 into 800? Back in the day we ordered cars from the factory....never from a lot....I want my 787.  

User currently offlinecmf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6775 times:

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 6):
The south carolina plant was opened to reduce production costs.

Yet Boeing has stated 787s produced there will be more expensive.


User currently offlineORDBOSEWR From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 6):
The south carolina plant was opened to reduce production costs.
Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 6):
Yet Boeing has stated 787s produced there will be more expensive.

I am not sure either of these statements are based on facts. Can you substantiate them? I would love to see them.

Boeing has stated they opened the plant in SC to ensure they can continue deliver planes to their customers. That is why they have a battle at the NLRB.

Also, Stitch in the reply above answered your question. Your being a little dramatic....


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 79
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6689 times:

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 6):
.I want to know how you turn 5 into 800?

Increase production rate. Target is something like 10/month according to internet speculation.

Tom.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5824 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6650 times:

Quoting StudeDave (Reply 5):
Charleston is in South Carolina.

Charleston, Charlotte, saaaaaame thing....
 


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