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UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.  
User currently offlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

I just noticed that UA's second delivered B787, N26906, has gone to BFI after only a week in scheduled service. Anyone care to share/speculate why?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N26906

[Edited 2012-11-14 08:34:31]

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User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Employee appreciation flight tomorrow...


Bring back Bethune!
User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Also this bird hasnt been in scheduled service. As far as I know. Its just been primarily the first bird delivered.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting Fiveholer (Reply 1):
Employee appreciation flight tomorrow...

  

Perfect attendance winners and those who were nominated to take part of the flight, AFAIK......

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 2):
Its just been primarily the first bird delivered.

N20904 was the first bird delivered. The one at BFI is N26906, which is the second bird delivered.



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 3):
Perfect attendance winners and those who were nominated to take part of the flight, AFAIK......

A coworker nomited myself and another coworker....guess who WASN'T picked. ME! Fellow coworker flew out to SEA today for the flight, dinner, factory tour. Jealous!



Bring back Bethune!
User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3213 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 2):
Also this bird hasnt been in scheduled service.

It has not been in *scheduled* service but it has been operating many of the originally-planned 787 flights. The 11th hour schedule change of 26OCT saw many scheduled 787 routes be changed to 762 and 764 equipment. Those flights, now scheduled as 762 and 764, are being largely operated by 787's again now that both ships 904 and 906 are in the normal rotation.

They won't show as 787 in the schedules until within 24 hours, but for the most part all those flights are once again operating as 787.


User currently offlineMikeM2648 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Is it likely to receive maintenance work from Boeing on initial service issues while there? I flew this bird on the 10th and 11th and happened to sit in 21L the first time. The window is cracked and looks pretty bad. I think the structural window is in tact and just the layer with the dimming technology is damaged.

I have some good pictures and a short video but I see those are not allowed for posting here so please advise on appropriate location if anyone is interested. It makes for an interesting display of colors when you initiate the dimmer. The window looks similar to a broken laptop screen. I thought it was sad to see the new bird broken so soon - I hope the fix is not too difficult.

-Mike


User currently offlineCM From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting MikeM2648 (Reply 6):

Once the airplane is ticketed, Boeing production mechanics can no longer physically perform work on it. The same is true for field support personnel. The exceptions are for AOG scenarios or special "tech assist" situations where the operator provides special approval under their operating certificate to have the manufacturer perform work on the airplane.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

This was discussed ad nauseum yesterday in TWO threads, bot the 787 deliveries thread, and the UA existing fleet update status thread number 13.
Suggesting deletion.


User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5147 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting MikeM2648 (Reply 6):
have some good pictures and a short video but I see those are not allowed for posting here so please advise on appropriate location if anyone is interested

of course its allowed to post pictures here, everybody does that.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 8):
This was discussed ad nauseum yesterday in TWO threads, bot the 787 deliveries thread, and the UA existing fleet update status thread number 13.

I think this warrants its own thread as this is something that is missed on the other threads. This is an employee only flight.



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineA10WARTHOG From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting CM (Reply 7):
Once the airplane is ticketed, Boeing production mechanics can no longer physically perform work on it. The same is true for field support personnel. The exceptions are for AOG scenarios or special "tech assist" situations where the operator provides special approval under their operating certificate to have the manufacturer perform work on the airplane.

That is not 100% accurate. Majority of Boeing employes can not work on the aircraft once it is tickets, expect flight line, flight test personal, and AOG. All those employes are under Boeing's 145 repair station certificate. Many of them are A&P.


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting A10WARTHOG (Reply 11):
Majority of Boeing employes can not work on the aircraft once it is tickets, expect flight line, flight test personal, and AOG. All those employes are under Boeing's 145 repair station certificate. Many of them are A&P.

The trick is that, post delivery, the aircraft is being maintained under the airline's OpsSpec rather than Boeing's production certificate. It will all depend on what their OpsSpec allows.

Tom.


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