aboutstu From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9648 times:
Just landed into Heathrow this morning and got a glimpse of a Qatar 787 parked at BA east maintenance Base.... If your landing on the Northern runway in a western direction it's a fantasic photo opportunity.... Didn't have the chance unfortunity....
Very sad to see, engines are covered up so don't think it's going anywhere in the short term...
Ironically is parked around the corner from the Concorde...
GCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1263 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9100 times:
I flew out of NRT yesterday, there was also a sad line up of 787s on the maintenance base apron there as we taxied out:
2 x ANA, 2 x JAL and 1 x UA (N20904).
Shame that my first sighting of a UA 787 was when it was grounded.
skipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 2855 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8410 times:
Yes it does seem odd that it's still at Heathrow becasue I have little doubt it will need to be through a check in Doha before going back into service.
Or maybe they'll just never, ever fly again.
* flees Boeing fans
gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5464 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7200 times:
Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 9):
I don't think that anybody has requested a permit to return any 787's to airline bases have they?
This was mentioned in the mega B787 grounding thread. Basically no body YET (publicly anyway) knows where the aircraft will have to go for repairs, could be Seattle/Charleston, could be a designated MRO, could be the airlines maintenance base, could be where it is or could be somewhere else, nobody knows yet.
Another factor is that any ferry permit would require agreement from the authorities in each country the aircraft would fly over, because of the "before further flight" AD. That would be a nightmare to arrange! Could be done, but not until you need to. In fact it might be easier to send a Boeing team to each aircraft's location, especially if its "just" a battery swap.
LH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2300 posts, RR: 15 Reply 19, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
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One of ANAs B787 is stored at FRA since the battery incident. Last time I walked the ramp there I noticed LH Technic personel working on the plane, rather oddly they did'n enter the plane through the main door via stairs but rather used a ladder to access the bay underneath the cockpit ... I went with them and it was quite cramped to get all the equipment up there, binders, lists, etc up there.
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