United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2352 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 53940 times:
As always, thank you to All Things 787 (NYC777) and others for the information that is summarized here. For more specific information on the aircraft in production, I recommend going to http://nyc787.blogspot.com/
DELIVERED TO DATE: 50 Aircraft to 8 Airlines
DELIVERIES PRIOR TO JANUARY
NH-17; JL-7; UA–6; AI-5; QR-5; ET-4; LA-3; LO-2
JANUARY DELIVERIES TO DATE
L/N 54 - VT-ANJ – 1/2/2013 - AI #6
NEXT IN LINE FOR DELIVERY Tentative - Subject to Change
L/N 83 - JA818A - 1/xx/2013 - NH #18
L/N 72 - VT-ANM – 1/xx/2013 - AI #7
L/N 86 – SP-LRC – 1/xx/2013 – LO #3
L/N 87 - SP-LRD – 1/xx/2013 – LO #4 Awaiting first flight
L/N 88 - SP-LRE – 1/xx/2013 – LO #5 Awaiting first flight
L/N 89 – JA830J – 1/xx/2013 – JL #8 Awaiting first flight
L/N 90 - VT-ANN – 2/xx/2013 - AI #8 Awaiting first flight
L/N 92 - G-TUIA – 2/xx/2013 – BY #1 Awaiting first flight
L/N 43 - B-2727 – 3/xx/2013 - CZ #1
L/N 73 - B-2728 – x/xx/2013 - HU #1
L/N 34 – B-2725 – x/xx/2013 – CZ #2 Awaiting first flight
L/N 79 - B-2730 – x/xx/2013 - HU #2 Awaiting first flight
L/N 76 - B-2729 – x/xx/2013- HU #3 Awaiting first flight
I had thought L/Ns 87, 88, 89 would have had their B-1s by now...these are looking more and more like February deliveries...
flyingcello From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2010, 106 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 53604 times:
Can anyone confirm the various line numbers at which the block improvements were to come? For example, when did the final side-of-body design, or the final centre wing box design, kick in? And which line numbers were the first to see the weight improvements? I think (although stand to be corrected) that there were two major weight improvement points. From memory, L/N 90 was supposed to be significant.
PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 5106 posts, RR: 14 Reply 6, posted (5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 53135 times:
When NH takes delivery if a 787 frame, where is it delivered to? As mentioned in the 748 thread I am relocating to tokyo in march and if I get the right info on a delivery I may be able to catch it on arrival. Also after delivery is it immediately put into service or is it placed in a hangar for tech?
moggef From Japan, joined Jan 2013, 1 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 52910 times:
The LN126 race is on.........ShinMaywa Industries announced on January 9 that "it has shipped the first wing spar for the Boeing 787-9 to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) that is in charge of assembling the wing section. ShinMaywa has built the new production line in the Takarazuka Plant, Hyogo Prefecture in preparation for increase in production".
Quoting flyingcello (Reply 5): Can anyone confirm the various line numbers at which the block improvements were to come? For example, when did the final side-of-body design, or the final centre wing box design, kick in?
I second that. I'm forgetting exactly which is what even though I knew it before! Yea... must remember numbers for work...
N787FT is ZA005, one of the GEnx test frames that currently does not have a customer (I believe it was originally planned for Royal Air Maroc). At last report, it is expected to eventually be delivered as a 787VIP business jet at some indeterminate point in the future.
Capt747ret From United States of America, joined Sep 2012, 18 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 49229 times:
This reminds me of the grounding of the DC-10 fleet many years ago. With that there were lives and hull losses. None of us would want to think what would happen if we were half way to HNL when the battery starts to flame.
Years ago, I imagined thinking that with all those new DC-10’s now just sitting on the ground was it now their destiny to be tuned back into ingots of aluminum?
I went out and bought all the Douglas stock I could lay my hands on and margined it too. 30 days later I was handsomely rewarded.
It sure seems to be a battery problem and not an airplane design issue. Does this equal a scratched window or sticky fuel valve? Do I have to answer this question? Only the reporters have stupid and opportunistic tattooed on their forehead.
Short term fix: NiCad’s, Long term fix: new battery design, 787 effects NONE if not enhanced.
Does anyone know when LRC will head out for delivery? When I was a little over three years old, my mom and I flew LO from ORD to WAW in May of 1995. Obviously I'm too young to remember, but my mom claims that our flight was operated by SP-LPB (763) and that it was its first official flight since it had come brand new straight from PAE. Is this realistic or is it likely that it would've gone to WAW first?
Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
OldTTAGuy From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 18 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 48724 times:
Why has the most tested airplane in history had electrical problems? The difference I note is that is had just come into "airline service" which is distinctively different than the testing and certification processes it has been through. I think the problem is ground power - the variety of ground power sources around the world and the people using them (perhaps incorrectly) is a very likely culprit. Power surges, frequency variations, voltage spikes - all could play havoc with the 787 systems. That's just an opinion of a 45 year airline guy but I've seen ground power fry aircraft circuits before and the 787 might just be a little more sensitive to the variations.
I agree with you that voltage spikes could cause this, but Boeing/Thales has to know to account for it during the design phase. I doubt Boeing would not have tested this before/during certification. The FAA may not have, being a govt org.
PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 5106 posts, RR: 14 Reply 23, posted (4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 47856 times:
So due to the FAA directive, no deliveries are going to happen for some time. It's a shame but gives us a little bit of time to regroup.
Looking at All Things 787, (thank you to user NYC777) The next aircraft that was to be delivered was Ln83, ZA512, JA818A. Lines 43, 72, 73, and 86 were undergoing customer test flights. 87-90 and 92 were listed as pre-flight preps.
Of course we were still looking at CZ and Hainan Airlines dealing with CAAC issues.
When this A.D. is lifted, what do you think is going to happen? Is production halted? Will these orders be taken up in stride, or will deliveries be slowed considerably?