AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5542 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5103 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).
EASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 413 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4994 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??????
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 28570 posts, RR: 84 Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4975 times:
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.
EASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 413 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4921 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.