September 787 deliveries are shaping up to be a banner month. This will look good for the next earnings call. I hope Boeing can sustain the momentum.
Been reading that the supply chain is already producing at 5/month and that this will work its way into the FAL's by year end. Apparently, new build deliveries will lag behind this rate due to post FAL testing and prep time averaging longer than expected.
Rheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 45179 times:
Quoting LH422 (Reply 1): Looks like the Airline which shall not be named is finally getting its act together
The AWSNBN so far only secured bridge financing. If they don't find a lessor for their sell and lease back plan, the whole deal will fall apart. Unless the Indian tax payer comes to the rescue, that is.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 44567 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 10): The guestimate was she would be delivered yesterday, but that was before the GEnx issue so it's possible the plane is still undergoing engine inspection or UA have decided to delay delivery.
Or maybe she was the "lucky" owner of the other engine that Boeing and GE discovered cracks in The NTSB report has the engine serial number, but no info on what airframe the said engine was attached to..
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
hmelawyer From United States of America, joined May 2011, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 44436 times:
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 12): Or maybe she was the "lucky" owner of the other engine that Boeing and GE discovered cracks in The NTSB report has the engine serial number, but no info on what airframe the said engine was attached to..
Very unlikely since the frame (LN53) just flew yesterday. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE288 If it was the bird with the problem I would expect that the frame would be grounded for an engine change.
My guess on bird with the problem is LN43 for China Southern. It is one that has GE engines attached and has languished in "pre-flight prep" for quite some time now and dropped off delivery forecasts.
NYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5732 posts, RR: 48
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 42356 times:
Busy day as three '87s flew: ZA135 for ANA, ZA461 to QR and ZA264 for Ethiopian. Probably had to do one more Boeing test flight due to a sqwak that prevented it from flying to Ft. Worth yesterday. I won't be surprised if it flew down there tomorrow or Friday.
dynamicsguy From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 868 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 36123 times:
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 20): Anyone have any info on why UA has failed to take delivery of N20904 two days after the projected delivery date?
Because that's what happens, both with mature programs and the 787. They lay out a schedule at the start of the delivery preparation, but it evolves depending on what they find out during testing and customer walks based on what they have to fix. This schedule is on its 7th revision now.
I've said it before but I'll say it again. Ignore the exact date. It's taken from a snapshot of an evolving schedule. Only the month matters.