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787 Grounded Aircraft: Back To Service Thread Part 1  
User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 54659 times:

Combining the info from the various threads into one...

As of 29 April 2013 (11:00AM UTC)

Commercial Flights (1/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP)

Test Flights (3/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-809A, 810A)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB)

Awaiting Fix (46/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 808A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Lan Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCC, BCK, BCL)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A

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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 54628 times:

I've read that both UA and NH plan to have the planes ready for revenue service to resume at the beginning of June 2013. I also expect that Boeing may be working on improved battery designs that can be "dropped in" to replace the current battery a few years from now.

User currently offlinemptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 54508 times:

I heard and saw that UA has loaded the scheds for IAH-DEN run beginning May 31. Start of DEN-NRT Jun 10.

Also, today China gave (or soon to give) the green light for CS ops tarting in June, which means they will get the a/c delivered in May.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 54295 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Thread starter):
All Nippon Airways (JA-809A, 810A)

According to you, actually, you said 809 did two round trips? Wouldn't that be a total of four test flights?

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Thread starter):
All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 808A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A, 817A)

From my insider: 801, 802, and one other have the battery installed already, and 804 (the TAK aircraft) is in the process of completion. The one stranded in Okayama, and the one stranded in Kyushu (i forgot which airport) according to the news was getting the installation too so it can be ferried back to HND.



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User currently offlinePygmalion From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 966 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 54120 times:

An Ethiopian Airlines 787 returned to service when it made a revenue service flight with a 787 Dreamliner on a commercial flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, April 27th..

User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 737 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 53951 times:

A couple of videos from the BBC showing the new battery design: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22319537
And the first commercial flight: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22321729


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 53884 times:
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Is anyone aware of what other UA 787 domestic routes will be flying towards the end of the June?

User currently offlinejolau1701 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 53137 times:

Does anyone know what domestic routes UA will use the 787?

User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3630 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 52616 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Thread starter):
All Nippon Airways (JA-809A, 810A)

Interestingly, 809 was sitting powered up outside the MX facility last week just before the fix was approved (I have video of it with engines spinning):


Quote:
Awaiting Fix (46/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A,

807A was in the MX facility at that time being worked on - wonder what they were doing if not prepping the electrical bay. Seems strange that they'd send it back out knowing it'd be coming right back in.




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User currently offlinetmoney From Myanmar, joined Nov 2011, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 51342 times:

Apart from reason a). Boeing fixed it first. b). Their gov was the first to lift (after US) 787 ban, any reason why Ethiopian is wayy ahead of schedule than other operators by that they already did a rev flight with their 787?
When others are shooting for end of May/early June??

I'm genuinely curious.

Thanks!


User currently offlinevoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 49020 times:

Was experimenting 2 days ago with LAN MAD-FRA in mid-July.
2 days ago it said '787'.
Today it's 767-300.

This was on Expedia. Is there any more info elsewhere as to what is happening?



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 48941 times:

Quoting voodoo (Reply 10):

it seems that LAN has switched the SCL-MAD-FRA for SCL-LIM from 8 July to 8 August although GDS still looks weird on it.

A


User currently offlinevoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 48873 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 11):
it seems that LAN has switched the SCL-MAD-FRA for SCL-LIM from 8 July to 8 August although GDS still looks weird on it.

Hmm with my Expedia page still open its now looking like 767, MAD to FRA from July 1 (when they retake the sector from Iberia operated a/c) till well after Aug 8.
Hopefully this will change back to 787.......

[Edited 2013-04-30 03:52:09]


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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 48835 times:

Not much action today other than ET's continued service to Frankfurt and a few ANA test flights on JA-810A.
Tomorrow should see another ET frame enter commercial service to Lusaka-Harare.

As of 30 April 2013 (11:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (1/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP)

787s Flying Test Flights (3/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-809A, 810A)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (46/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 808A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Lan Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCC, BCK, BCL)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 796 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 48738 times:

Hi,

What is the situation with LOTs SP-LRC? Is it awaiting an imminent delivery due to being the test bed and subsequently 'fixed'?

Thanks
ThomasCook



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 48539 times:

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 14):

SP-LRC is ready for delivery but that doesn't mean LOT is ready for it. Based on LOT's current flight schedule, they won't need it until WAW-YYZ goes daily on June 28. So delivery should be sometime between now and then. I presume it will be closer to now than then as LOT will like to have an extra frame in hand when it launches ORD/YYZ on June 5th.

Cheers
A


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 796 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 48476 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 15):
SP-LRC is ready for delivery but that doesn't mean LOT is ready for it. Based on LOT's current flight schedule, they won't need it until WAW-YYZ goes daily on June 28. So delivery should be sometime between now and then. I presume it will be closer to now than then as LOT will like to have an extra frame in hand when it launches ORD/YYZ on June 5th.

Thank you for that! Do you also have any updates on SP-LRD/LRE as they are also 'ready' for delivery subject to the fix?

Thanks
ThomasCook



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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2155 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 48272 times:

Quoting tmoney (Reply 9):
any reason why Ethiopian is wayy ahead of schedule than other operators by that they already did a rev flight with their 787?

The answer may be as simple as Ethiopia was the first 3rd airline after ANA and JA to operate the 787 so they were probably third in line to get the fix. While the Japanese airlines are being extra cautious for various reason, Ethiopia followed the AD to the letter and chose to operate as soon as they were allowed.


bt



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User currently offlinehnl2bos From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 47826 times:
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Anyone know when the 787 BOS - NRT flight is back up?

User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 47574 times:

Quoting hnl2bos (Reply 19):

June 1st. Same day as NRT-SAN.

A


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 47176 times:

Qatar Airways took the the commercial skies today with two DOH-DXB turns. Other than that, a few test flights by ANA. Ethiopian delayed the return of its second aircraft by one day, subbing today's ADD-LUK-HRE-ADD flight with a 767. Tomorrow's inaugural flight for ET's second frame will be the ADD-DXB evening flight (subject to change).

As of 1 May 2013 (11:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (2/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB)

787s Flying Test Flights (2/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-809A, 810A)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (46/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 808A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Lan Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCC, BCK, BCL)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 737 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 46978 times:

Quoting bikerthai (Reply 17):
Quoting tmoney (Reply 9):
any reason why Ethiopian is wayy ahead of schedule than other operators by that they already did a rev flight with their 787?

The answer may be as simple as Ethiopia was the first 3rd airline after ANA and JA to operate the 787 so they were probably third in line to get the fix. While the Japanese airlines are being extra cautious for various reason, Ethiopia followed the AD to the letter and chose to operate as soon as they were allowed.

That, plus ET from the get go has grounded its fleet very reluctantly (from the public comments they have issued). So they were clamoring to be allowed to fly again.

I also think that they offered Boeing a very safe environment from where to unleash its propaganda blitz. You could get excused if at times, you confused ET's statements as being pure Boeing PR. I hope they get something for the unwavering loyalty.


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 46354 times:

Activity is picking up. Second ET frame in commercial operations. JAL frames fixed and flying. ANA frame in Okayama fixed and brought back to HND. JAL frame in BOS fixed, flight back to Japan imminent??? We're now @ 20% of frames fixed and flying.

As of 2 May 2013 (03:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (3/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB)

787s Flying Test Flights (6/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-808A, 809A, 810A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 829J)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (41/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J, 827J, 828J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOQ, AOR)
Lan Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCC, BCK, BCL)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 46167 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 22):

Afternoon!

JL plane should be back in japan by next weekend, I heard.

Today there was a test flight of a fixed JL plane out of HND and there will be one imminent from NRT today.



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User currently offlineLouieP2186 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 46121 times:

UA Ship #903 and #901 are at Kelly Field currently and #903 is scheduled to be done on 5/3. As far as flying goes I believe IAH-DEN to start but I have not heard anything else currently.

User currently offlinesk909 From Denmark, joined Nov 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 46579 times:

During the grounding Boeing kept on producing 787. Are these planes being updated before delivered aircrafts? Or are already delivered aircrafts fixed before doing the newly produced?


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User currently offlineolddominion727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 46564 times:

when is NH going to resume SEA and SJC with their's? Is JL's SAN-TYO going revert back to 788 from the 772?

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 27, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 46965 times:

809A currently coming back to HND from CTS

http://i43.tinypic.com/2liebt4.jpg



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 28, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 46798 times:

Quoting olddominion727 (Reply 26):

NRT-SAN on JL reverting to 788 effective June 1
NRT-SEA and NRT-SJC on ANA reverting to 788 effective September 1
(subject to change)

A


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 29, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 46459 times:

Quoting sk909 (Reply 25):
During the grounding Boeing kept on producing 787. Are these planes being updated before delivered aircrafts? Or are already delivered aircrafts fixed before doing the newly produced?

Boeing has said they expect to start deliveries in early May which means the airplanes now flying pre-delivery flights at KPAE have been modified. Per another thread they have also said that LN 76 & LN 81 at CHS have not been modified yet. If they were doing all the delivered airplanes first and then pre-delivery they wouldn't begin deliveries again until well into June.


User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 30, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 46014 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 22):
We're now @ 20% of frames fixed and flying.

Great news. Does anyone have a sense of whether JAL or ANA will be doing extra flight tests on the aircraft that are expected to be delivered as well. I wonder if they are extending this 200+ flight test on new aircraft or if they are going to go back to business as usual once they are confident in their fleet's fix. Its probably something in between but would appreciate if anyone had any insight.

tortugamon


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 31, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 45957 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 30):
Great news. Does anyone have a sense of whether JAL or ANA will be doing extra flight tests on the aircraft that are expected to be delivered as well. I wonder if they are extending this 200+ flight test on new aircraft or if they are going to go back to business as usual once they are confident in their fleet's fix. Its probably something in between but would appreciate if anyone had any insight.

They won't need the crew training or PR (see this plane is safe) anymore so I doubt we'll see extra customer flights or 5-6 flights at home prior to entry into service.


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 796 posts, RR: 8
Reply 32, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 45701 times:

Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 29):
Boeing has said they expect to start deliveries in early May which means the airplanes now flying pre-delivery flights at KPAE have been modified. Per another thread they have also said that LN 76 & LN 81 at CHS have not been modified yet. If they were doing all the delivered airplanes first and then pre-delivery they wouldn't begin deliveries again until well into June.

That must really anger carriers whose 787s are sat around waiting to be fixed whilst other carriers are having newly modified frames delivered. I think Boeing should prioritise fixing frames already delivered before delivering new aircraft.

My 2 cents.

ThomasCook



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31110 posts, RR: 85
Reply 33, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 45703 times:
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Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 32):
I think Boeing should prioritise fixing frames already delivered before delivering new aircraft.

I would not be surprised if Boeing does not have many AOG teams who specialize in the 787 to travel to customer sites.


User currently offlineDeltaB717 From Australia, joined Jun 2012, 522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 34, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 45531 times:
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Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 32):
I think Boeing should prioritise fixing frames already delivered before delivering new aircraft.

There're a number of forum threads and news sources around the place which say Boeing has teams carrying out the fixes of aircraft at both its own and its customers' facilities around the world. A team was in ADD working with ET, for example (same team rumoured to be carrying out the fix on the LO frame which was stranded at ORD but haven't seen any more about that).


User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2155 posts, RR: 4
Reply 35, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 45507 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 33):
I would not be surprised if Boeing does not have many AOG teams who specialize in the 787 to travel to customer sites.

I don't think they would require a 787 specialized team to work on the fix.

AOG teams are selected from experienced mechanics with many different skills. Some could have come from the 777 which have extensive composite in the tail.

AOG teams don't necessarily work to Boeing Processes. They work (or trained to work) to processes typically used at Airline maintenance bases.

And yes, there are only a limited number of employees who are in the AOG pool, so manpower is a definite issue.

As for the fixes that are done at Boeing (non delivered aircraft), these fixes are performed using Boeing Processes and the manpower for those are more readily available.

The only potential conflict between the AOG airplanes and the production airplane would be the availability of parts. AOG would always have the higher priority for parts. Past AOG teams sometimes "commandeer" production parts. Again, as Boeing had plenty of time to pre-kitted the parts, I don't think parts availability would be an issue.


bt



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User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 36, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 45498 times:

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 32):
That must really anger carriers whose 787s are sat around waiting to be fixed whilst other carriers are having newly modified frames delivered. I think Boeing should prioritise fixing frames already delivered before delivering new aircraft.

My 2 cents.

ThomasCook

The work being done at KPAE is not being done by the AOG teams but whatever mechanics are there continuing to build/preflight the airplanes. Boeing probably has one team at Kelly for UAL and possibly CHS frames, one at HAAB for ETH and LOT, one at OTBD for QTR, one in India, one in Chile and three+ in Japan -- all working multiple airplanes at the same time.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 33):
I would not be surprised if Boeing does not have many AOG teams who specialize in the 787 to travel to customer sites.

True, but they probably poached mechanics from the factory and the flight line to get the job done.


User currently offlinegr8circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3116 posts, RR: 4
Reply 37, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 45525 times:

Quoting ETinCaribe (Reply 21):
Quoting bikerthai (Reply 17):Quoting tmoney (Reply 9):
any reason why Ethiopian is wayy ahead of schedule than other operators by that they already did a rev flight with their 787?

The answer may be as simple as Ethiopia was the first 3rd airline after ANA and JA to operate the 787 so they were probably third in line to get the fix. While the Japanese airlines are being extra cautious for various reason, Ethiopia followed the AD to the letter and chose to operate as soon as they were allowed.
That, plus ET from the get go has grounded its fleet very reluctantly (from the public comments they have issued). So they were clamoring to be allowed to fly again.

I also understand that for most of the 787 operators, the pilots who had been trained for the aircraft had to go back to flying the planes that they were on previously.....so, they would have required some time to get the pilots refreshed back on the 787.....maybe ET was able to do that faster than the others......maybe the ET pilots were not sent back to flying their previous aircraft type and were available to start flying immediately.........


User currently offlineNWAROOSTER From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1106 posts, RR: 3
Reply 38, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 45287 times:
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I have read, but forgot where, that the fix for the Li-Ion batteries on the Boeing 787 has added 185 pounds of weight to each aircraft. If so, I wonder if these batteries really offer any advantages over the Nicad batteries that are used in other aircraft?   

User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 39, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 44609 times:

Per the ANA website as of May 2 they have 10 airplanes undergoing modification and 4 awaiting modification. The 3 airplanes flying have logged 16 flights so far. Looks like things are moving right along.

User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 40, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 44172 times:

Latest updates: JAL starts test flights. ANA starts test flights from NRT with 4th frame fixed. Qatar now flying 4 daily turns into DXB. UAL moves a third frame (N45905) to SKF for battery mod.

As of 4 May 2013 (05:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (3/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB)

787s Flying Test Flights (8/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-808A, 809A, 810A, 814A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 828J, 829J)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (39/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 815A, 816A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J, 827J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOQ, AOR)
Lan Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCC, BCK, BCL)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5476 posts, RR: 30
Reply 41, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 44093 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 40):

Thanks for the updates. It saves me a lot of googling.



What the...?
User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 42, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 43902 times:

Boeing Agrees 787 Compensation For Air India

May 3, 2013

Boeing has agreed to compensate state-run Air India for the grounding of 787 Dreamliner passenger jets, the Indian aviation minister said on Friday.

Ajit Singh said the details have yet to be finalised.

The carrier expects to restart 787 operations for domestic flights by mid-May, Singh said.

Air India has six 787s and has ordered 21 more. The planes have been grounded worldwide since January following incidents of overheating in the batteries providing auxiliary power. Boeing has since worked to develop new battery housings to prevent a repeat of the incidents.

Ethiopian Airlines became the first carrier to resume flying the revamped 787s last week.

(Reuters)


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 43, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 43556 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 42):
Boeing Agrees 787 Compensation For Air India

Well if theyre going to compensate AI they'll probably compensate NH and JL too



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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6616 posts, RR: 55
Reply 44, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 43544 times:

I saw eight ANA 787s on the ground at HND on May 2nd. 7 parked together at the northern end and 1 outside the hangars. Would anyone happen to know the regs for them please?

User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 45, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 43503 times:

Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 44):

There were actually 10 ANA 787s at HND on May 2nd. The only one flying that day was JA-809A.

JA-801A
JA-802A
JA-803A
JA-806A
JA-807A
JA-808A
JA-809A
JA-810A
JA-812A
JA-815A

JA-811A joined them today from MYJ following battery fix there.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 46, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 43491 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 45):
JA-811A joined them today from MYJ following battery fix there.

Theyre calling that one a test flight I think. 804 is in TAK still and 805 I believe is in Okayama...
Is 813 or 814 the one in FRA?



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 47, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 43464 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 46):

JA-804A is in TAK awaiting the fix
JA-805A is currently getting the fix in FRA
JA-814A is fixed and test flying out of NRT
JA-813A and JA-816A are currently getting the fix in NRT
JA-817A is in KMJ awaiting the fix

A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 48, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 43399 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 47):

Awesome! Thanks, and keep me informed, as I wanna catch the 787 on its first revenue flight since the grounding.



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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6616 posts, RR: 55
Reply 49, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 42987 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 45):
There were actually 10 ANA 787s at HND on May 2nd. The only one flying that day was JA-809A.

JA-801A
JA-802A
JA-803A
JA-806A
JA-807A
JA-808A
JA-809A
JA-810A
JA-812A
JA-815A

JA-811A joined them today from MYJ following battery fix there.

Cheers
A

Thanks for the info. I was hoping I saw them all there. Now I can't be sure which ones I saw!!
I don't suppose you know which JAL 787 was in the HND hangar that day?


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 50, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 42787 times:

Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 49):
I don't suppose you know which JAL 787 was in the HND hangar that day?

Easy as there is only one JAL @ HND, it is JA-825J. All others are @ NRT, except for JA-829J which is fixed but still in BOS.

A


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 51, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 42816 times:

Latest updates: JAL's JA-822J conducted 8 test flights on Saturday (JAL going to NGO while ANA going to CTS). ET-AOP had a bug on its Friday flight to/from FRA (not battery related) but all fixed and flying again. JA-811A returned from MYJ following battery fix there. 25% of total fleet complete.

As of 5 May 2013 (04:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (3/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB)

787s Flying Test Flights (9/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 814A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 828J, 829J)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (38/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 812A, 813A, 815A, 816A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J, 827J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOQ, AOR)
Lan Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCC, BCK, BCL)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 52, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 42899 times:

The daily update from ANA shows 28 flights complete (8 on the 4th) by the 5 airplanes in flight status.

User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1827 posts, RR: 0
Reply 53, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 42857 times:

Just a side question, how often do frames have bugs? I would guess any frame during its lifetime has multiple bugs? But media will make a fuss about any bug on any 787 for a long time, even if its a loose carpet or a faulty toilet etc..

User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 54, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 42239 times:

Latest updates: QAT 2 additional frames fixed and flying. JAL first test flight for JA-828J. ANA JA-809A has been "stuck" in CTS since Sat night (unknown reason). A lot of activity in Japan with 5 planes flying at time of writing. 28% of total fleet complete.

As of 6 May 2013 (03:30AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (3/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB)

787s Flying Test Flights (11/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 814A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 828J, 829J)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC, BCL)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (36/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 812A, 813A, 815A, 816A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J, 827J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOQ, AOR)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCK)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 55, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 41887 times:

JL 825J is currently in the air.

NH 810A in the air now coming back down from CTS.


Source? Fr24.



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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1896 posts, RR: 5
Reply 56, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 41540 times:

Apparently SP-LRA has one of its engines damaged and cannot fly to ADD for battery modification until replacement from Rolls Royce arrives.

Source (in Polish): http://www.rmf24.pl/fakty/swiat/news...-potrzebuje-nowego-siln,nId,963938



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 57, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 40801 times:

Latest updates: ANA JA-816A fixed and flying. JAL JA-827J fixed. JAL conducted 16 test flights yesterday. ANA JA-809A still "stuck" in CTS. 32% of total fleet complete.

As of 7 May 2013 (03:30AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (3/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB)

787s Flying Test Flights (13/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC, BCL)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (34/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 812A, 813A, 815A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOQ, AOR)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCK)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 58, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 40534 times:

816A and 825J currently in the air. What seems to be the issue with 809???


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User currently offlinehiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 59, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 40482 times:

UA announced yesterday that their fleet to be back in service May 20 doing domestic subs until the intl startup dates in June.

User currently offlineariis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 60, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 40311 times:

Hi there,

Can anybody please tell where (to/from) JAL and ANA birds are flying their test flights?

Thanks!

FAO



FAO - Flight Activities Officer
User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 61, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 40230 times:

Quoting ariis (Reply 60):

ANA has been going to CTS exclusively.

JAL has been doing a Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka loop.

A


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 62, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 40215 times:

From http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2013...esday-on-lifting-787-ban-official/

India's civil aviation regulator will likely decide later Tuesday on whether to lift an over three-month-long ban on Boeing 787 flights by flag carrier Air India Ltd., a senior aviation ministry official said.

The ministry official, who declined to be named, told The Wall Street Journal that Boeing Co. has finished installing new battery systems on one of Air India's Dreamliners, a process that was monitored by the nation's Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

The official said also that a team from the U.S. aircraft maker will update the regulator on the modification plans on the remaining five 787 aircraft.

"If we are satisfied about the work done on the first plane, then we will take a final decision on permitting flights on all the planes," the official said.

Though the official didn't give any timeframe for resumption of the 787 flights, it is likely that the aircraft can resume flying once the modification works are done if the regulator lifts the flight ban.

On Friday, India's civil aviation minister Ajit Singh that he expected Air India to resume commercial flights on the Dreamliners from mid-May, initially operating on domestic routes.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 63, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 40165 times:
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UA is planning a 5/20 relaunch on IAH-ORD for our 787's, the DEN-NRT inaugural is expected to start ontime as well.


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User currently offlineariis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 64, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 39988 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 61):
ANA has been going to CTS exclusively.

JAL has been doing a Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka loop.

Regarding ANA - is it HND-CTS (and back) then?
Regarding JAL - by Tokyo do you mean HND too, or NRT?

Sorry for digging into details - they happen to be important for me now.

Thanks a lot!

FAO



FAO - Flight Activities Officer
User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 65, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 39959 times:

Quoting ariis (Reply 64):

ANA is doing both HND-CTS-HND and NRT-CTS-NRT flights whereas JAL is doing Tokyo (both HND and NRT) to Osaka-Nagano in a loop then back to Tokyo.

You can refer to flightradar if you want to see the exact directionality of the loops.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13257 posts, RR: 100
Reply 66, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 39998 times:
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Any news on new deliveries? I know this is a 'back to service thread,' but it will be exciting to see the fleet expand!

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 63):
UA is planning a 5/20 relaunch on IAH-ORD for our 787's, the DEN-NRT inaugural is expected to start ontime as well.

Excellent!   

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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 67, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 39960 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 66):
Any news on new deliveries? I know this is a 'back to service thread,' but it will be exciting to see the fleet expand!

There's been a lot of speculation in the other thread on deliveries but nothing has yet been confirmed by B or the airlines.

What we know is the following:
> Deliveries to resume in early May (so soon/now)
> Approximately 12 frames to be delivered by June 30

In terms of which frames to be delivered, the list currently looks something like this:
> JA-818A (ANA): awaiting C1 flight
> SP-LRA (LOT): awaiting C1 flight
> VT-ANM (Air India): one post battery fix flight + C1 flight
> B-2725 (China Southern): CAAC certification + C1 flight
> B-2722 (Hainan): one post battery fix flight + C1 flight + CAAC certification

Followed closely by VT-ANN (Air India), JA-380J (JAL), B-2723 (Hainan), G-TUIA (TUI) and G-TUIB (TUI). That brings it to 10. To bring it to 12, i would venture out with JA-819A (ANA) and JA-834J (JAL).

A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 68, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 39878 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 61):
JAL has been doing a Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka loop.

I think many of the JL frames were routed down to Osaka...I didn't see any JL frames takeoff today from HND or NRT.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 69, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 39711 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT95faCGHPo
Video from Hakuto of 822 landing at NGO



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User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1721 posts, RR: 8
Reply 70, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 39508 times:

So, how many of those 200 test flights already done in Japan?

User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 71, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 39398 times:

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 70):
So, how many of those 200 test flights already done in Japan?

As of May 6th ANA has done 40 flights on the 6 airplanes flying. Look towards the bottom of the link and there are listings for status of airplanes and flights per day for the fleet.

http://www.ana.co.jp/wws/japan/e/local/common/share/boeing787info/


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1896 posts, RR: 5
Reply 72, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 39216 times:

Polish industry media is reporting that LO scheduled its first 787 operation after battery retrofit for June 5th, WAW - ORD.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 73, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 39165 times:

What is AI plan on operating the B787s?.


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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 74, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 39104 times:

Scott Hamilton wrote a piece for CNN regarding these AOG teams that are on site and some of the logistics behind it.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/07/tr...r-fix-behind-the-scenes/index.html

tortugamon


User currently offlineariis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 75, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 38865 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 65):

Thanks a lot for the extra details! I'm gonna be around in a few days so just wanted to know where to head to to see some Dreamliner action.

FAO



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User currently offlineLouieP2186 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 76, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 38784 times:

Ship #902 has left for SKF

User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5476 posts, RR: 30
Reply 77, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 38981 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 69):

I always marvel at the illusion that the 787 seems so much smaller than it actually is. The windows are so huge that the proportions gives me the impression that it's more of a 737 sized aircraft than a 330 sized aircraft.

The tiny people walking beside the plane as it parks brings it all into perspective.

Nice video.



What the...?
User currently offlinebellancacf From United States of America, joined May 2011, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 78, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 38852 times:

I hadn't realized how much I missed her, with that grace of line. (And the 789 will be just as pretty, I think.) As for size: did you see the photo a week ago or so of a 787 with a B-17 beside her on the tarmac? The B-17 looked like an R/C model.

User currently offlineyendig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 79, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 38890 times:

Not so eager with the celebrations, folks....

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...-resume-commercial-flights-385554/

[Edited 2013-05-07 15:51:10]

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31110 posts, RR: 85
Reply 80, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 38863 times:
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Quoting yendig (Reply 79):
Not so eager with the celebrations, folks....

Well it would be nice if they could find the root cause in the near term to develop additional mitigating factors, but as the NTSB has no authority when it comes to the airworthiness of the 787, if they don't, then they'll just have to keep looking and the 787 will keep flying passengers while they do.


User currently offline777ord From United States of America, joined May 2010, 515 posts, RR: 1
Reply 81, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 38872 times:

United's FIRST 787 flight occured today as UA 6880. Was supposed to be a turn but is now an overnight.

The new return flight is UA 6879/08 MAY. 1500 dept. 1548 arrival.... IAH SPOTTERS BE READY! Tail number is currently unassigned. Not too sure what happened.


User currently offlineUA767400 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 82, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 38716 times:

Quoting 777ord (Reply 81):
United's FIRST 787 flight occured today as UA 6880. Was supposed to be a turn but is now an overnight.

The new return flight is UA 6879/08 MAY. 1500 dept. 1548 arrival.... IAH SPOTTERS BE READY! Tail number is currently unassigned. Not too sure what happened.

Actually, their first flight occurred on April 23 from LAX-SKF. The 787 that was grounded at LAX (0903) was ferried to Boeing's facility to receive the battery modifications. There have also been a few other Dreamliners that have flown IAH-SKF to receive the modifications. Passenger flights resume on May 20th.


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 83, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 38482 times:

After looking at ANA's latest return to service updates I would say there is now definitely a PR aspect to the "200+/-" flights being flown. .

On the Modification sheet there is a "Battery Comments" column where for each of the airplanes now flying "No problems were found" is written.

On the Flights of Boeing 787 sheet as well as a column titled "Number of Flights (Test and Crew familiarization)" they just added a "Comments" column in which "No problem on batteries" is written each day

I guess they want everybody to know the batteries are working just fine.


User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 84, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 38466 times:

ET-AOP is on her way to IAD. And there is a third ET bird back in service

User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 85, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 38446 times:

Quoting dkny (Reply 84):
ET-AOP is on her way to IAD. And there is a third ET bird back in service

Looks like they've been flying that route with the 788 since the 2nd alternating with 77L on the 4th and 7th. They jumped back in with both feet.


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 86, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 38397 times:

Latest updates: Ethiopian ET-AOQ fixed and flying commercial. Qatar A7-BCK fixed and flying & A7-BCL flying commercial. JA-803A & JA-813A fixed and flying. United N20904 fixed in NRT and now flying back to the US. A record 24 test flights conducted in Japan yesterday. ANA JA-809A still "stuck" in CTS. 42% of total fleet complete.

As of 8 May 2013 (04:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (5/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCL)

787s Flying Test Flights (16/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC, BCK)
United Airlines (N20904)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (29/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 812A, 815A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOR)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 87, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 38353 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 86):
A record 24 test flights conducted in Japan yesterday.

Looks like JAL's in a hurry, the last 2 days (6th and 7th) they've 16 flights to ANA's 8 each day.


User currently offlineUA767400 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 88, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 38280 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 86):
787s Flying Test Flights (16/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC, BCK)
United Airlines (N20904)

N20904 is being flown to SKF without the battery modification. If you check the flight status on united.com, you can see that it is headed to Boeing's facility in San Antonio, Texas.


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 89, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 37634 times:

Latest updates: First Air India plane (VT-ANL) fixed and flying. United N27903 fixed and flying. ANA JA-809A still "stuck" in CTS. 46% of total fleet complete.

As of 9 May 2013 (03:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (5/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCL)

787s Flying Test Flights (18/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-ANL)
United Airlines (N27903, N20904)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC, BCK)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (27/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 804A, 805A, 806A, 807A, 812A, 815A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOR)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 90, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 37290 times:

http://i40.tinypic.com/110k7d4.jpg

809A in the air and heading back to HND



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User currently offlineLouieP2186 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 91, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 36874 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 89):
United N27903 fixed and flying

It flew IAH-AUS-IAH this morning.


User currently offlinekonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 92, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 36510 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 56):
Apparently SP-LRA has one of its engines damaged and cannot fly to ADD for battery modification until replacement from Rolls Royce arrives.

What's the status of SP-LRA at ORD ? It was supposed to get a new engine from RR two days ago.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 93, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 36329 times:

http://www.japantoday.com/smartphone...esume-dreamliner-service-on-june-1
NH now confirming that the 787 will be flying for them again commercially on June 1.

Bookings and reservations start today (Friday)



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 94, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 36055 times:

Latest updates: Qatar A7-BCK has entered revenue service. ANA JA-805A fixed in FRA + flew back to HND. ANA JA-807A fixed and flying. ANA JA-809A flew back to HND. ANA JA-803A and JA-816A both overnighted in CTS. 50% of total fleet complete.

As of 10 May 2013 (03:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (6/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCK, BCL)

787s Flying Test Flights (19/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-ANL)
United Airlines (N27903, N20904)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (26/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 804A, 806A, 812A, 815A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOR)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13257 posts, RR: 100
Reply 95, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 35999 times:
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Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 94):
787s Flying Commercial Flights (6/50)
Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 94):
787s Flying Test Flights (19/50)

Good to see we're almost at the half way point!

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 94):
787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (26/50)

Errr... 6+19+26=51.  

Lightsaber



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 96, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 36029 times:

Quoting konrad (Reply 92):
What's the status of SP-LRA at ORD ? It was supposed to get a new engine from RR two days ago.

One of the two LOT planes should be flying to ADD in the next 48 hours. ET-AOR, the last ETH plane to get the fix, should be done this weekend, freeing up the team to start fixing the LOT planes.

A


User currently offlineLouieP2186 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 97, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 35986 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 94):
N20904

Went to SKF and has not returned to service yet.

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 94):
N26906

Left for SKF this afternoon


User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5263 posts, RR: 23
Reply 98, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 35958 times:

Quoting bikerthai (Reply 17):
Ethiopia followed the AD to the letter and chose to operate as soon as they were allowed.

Because they knew that there was never an actual safety of flight issue involved in this stupidity.


User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5263 posts, RR: 23
Reply 99, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 35931 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 62):
Boeing Co. has finished installing new battery systems on one of Air India's Dreamliners, a process that was monitored by the nation's Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

Well that makes me feel SOOOOO much more safe. What a bunch of politician hooey.


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 100, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 35847 times:

ANA has flown 64 test/training flights so far and at 8 a day (rate the last 4 days) they'll hit 200 on the 26th.

User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 101, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 35826 times:

Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 100):
ANA has flown 64 test/training flights so far and at 8 a day (rate the last 4 days) they'll hit 200 on the 26th.

Interestingly, if you look at the set up of their own spreadsheet, test flights seem to be scheduled to come to an end on May 25th. That gives them then a week to sort things out before commercial flights begin on June 1st.

https://secure.ana-g.com/anacom/cgi-bin/787/pdf/service_e.pdf

A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 102, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 35677 times:

ET-AOQ Operated into IAD today; I believe they're the first to restart 787 service around America.




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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 103, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 35079 times:

Latest updates: ANA JA-812A fixed and flying. JAL JA-827J fixed and flying. ANA JA-803A & JA-810A "stuck" in CTS. 52% of total fleet complete.

As of 11 May 2013 (04:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (6/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCK, BCL)

787s Flying Test Flights (20/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 825J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-ANL)
United Airlines (N27903, N20904)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (24/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 804A, 806A, 815A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-824J, 826J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOR)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlineLouieP2186 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 104, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 34544 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 103):
N20904

This A/C is not back in service yet. It was flown into SKF from NRT.

N27901 is UA6868 to IAH today scheduled for 1400 out of SKF and is scheduled to arrive at 1443.


User currently offlinenyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5790 posts, RR: 47
Reply 105, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 34253 times:

Boeing half way through in three weeks so figure another three weeks to finish the rest.


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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 106, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 34208 times:

Quoting nyc777 (Reply 105):
another three weeks to finish the rest.

That is a far cry from finishing them by 'mid May'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...7-dreamliner-repairs-completed-may

I imagine that all of the crews were not able to start modifications on day 1. Also, as some crews finish work at remote locations do you think that they may consolidate at other locations, slightly quickening up the pace? Also, half way done would assume that none of the other 50% have been modified at all and I think we have a good idea that many of them may have been started even if they are not finished. Pace has been picking up lately. I think it will be closer to two weeks than three but still not 'mid-May'.

tortugamon


User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5263 posts, RR: 23
Reply 107, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 34160 times:

The Guardian article was published on April 24, and Boeing said it would take about a month.

No reason to believe that the later installations won't go a bit faster as the crews do more of them. And if there are one or two planes that aren't done in the next two weeks, who cares? It's getting done. It's working, and it's now almost a non-event, as it should have been all along.


User currently offlinenyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5790 posts, RR: 47
Reply 108, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 34180 times:

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 107):
No reason to believe that the later installations won't go a bit faster as the crews do more of them. And if there are one or two planes that aren't done in the next two weeks, who cares? It's getting done. It's working, and it's now almost a non-event, as it should have been all along.

Absolutely agreed. Boeing I'm sure has told the customers the estimates for each aircraft and schedule planners have been taking that into account, otherwise we would be hearing howls of protest by now.



That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 109, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 33966 times:

Latest updates: JAL JA-824J fixed. UAL N27901 fixed and back in IAH. 56% of total fleet complete.

As of 12 May 2013 (03:30AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (6/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCK, BCL)

787s Flying Test Flights (22/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N27903, N20904*)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (22/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 804A, 806A, 815A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-826J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOR)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK)
United Airlines (N26902, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

*N20904 has received battery fix in NRT. Now undergoing software upgrades in SKF.

Cheers
A


User currently offlineaaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8184 posts, RR: 26
Reply 110, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 33443 times:

Spotted JA828J at NGO today doing touch-and-goes and one 45-minute stop at the north ramp. We were too busy gawking at the Antonov 124 to check where she had come from, but most likely HND.

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/600859_3167600366064_1277641983_n.jpg

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/944135_3167600246061_1010803292_n.jpg



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 111, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 32877 times:

Latest updates: LOT SP-LRA scheduled to fly from ORD to ADD on Monday to receive they battery fix. 56% of total fleet complete.

As of 13 May 2013 (03:30AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (6/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCK, BCL)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (22/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N27903, N20904*)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (22/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 804A, 806A, 815A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-826J)
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOR)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ, ANK)
United Airlines (N26902, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

*N20904 has received battery fix in NRT. Now undergoing software upgrades in SKF.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 112, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 32143 times:

Latest updates: ET-AOR last Ethiopian aircraft fixed and flying. Team in ADD will now fix the LOT aircrafts. Air India VT-ANK fixed and flying. JA-826J last JAL aircraft fixed. 62% of total fleet complete.

As of 14 May 2013 (03:30AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (7/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCK, BCL)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (24/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N27903, N20904*)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCC)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (19/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 804A, 806A, 815A, 817A)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ)
United Airlines (N26902, N45905, N26906)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

*N20904 has received battery fix in NRT. Now undergoing software upgrades in SKF.

Cheers
A


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1896 posts, RR: 5
Reply 113, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 31338 times:

SP-LRA is now enroute to ADD for battery conversion.


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User currently offlinestratacruiser From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 114, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 31300 times:

Saw JAL's plane in BOS last Wednesday. Branding, which had been whited over, has been restored.

Dave


User currently offlinedfambro From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 115, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 30989 times:

Quoting stratacruiser (Reply 114):
Saw JAL's plane in BOS last Wednesday. Branding, which had been whited over, has been restored.

It was still there last night, too


User currently offlineLouieP2186 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 116, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 30611 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Thread starter):
N20904

A/C is now back in IAH.

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 112):
N45905

Scheduled for UA6863 SKF-IAH 1400 departure and arrives at 1448 on 5/15


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 117, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 30521 times:

Latest updates: Qatar A7-BCC inaugural commercial flight. Air India VT-ANL inaugural commercial flight. Qatar A7-BCA fixed and flying. United N20904 software upgrade complete, flew back to IAH. LOT SP-LRA on its way to ADD from ORD to receive battery fix. 64% of total fleet complete.

As of 15 May 2013 (03:30AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (9/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Air India (VT-ANL)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCC, BCK, BCL)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (23/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-803A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-ANK)
United Airlines (N27901, N27903, N20904)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (18/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 802A, 804A, 806A, 815A, 817A)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI, ANJ)
United Airlines (N26902, N45905, N26906)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

Cheers
A


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 118, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 29911 times:
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Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 117):
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBB, BBC)

CC-BBB will commence test flights today: http://www.aipchile.gob.cl/fpl/trackv3/id/2221620


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13257 posts, RR: 100
Reply 119, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 29582 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Reply 93):
NH now confirming that the 787 will be flying for them again commercially on June 1.

Excellent. That will be a huge influx of aircraft. How quickly will they ramp up service?

Has JL reconfirmed a start up date (IIRC, 6/1/2013)

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 117):
Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Air India (VT-ANL)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCB, BCC, BCK, BCL)

Well, two of those three are direly short of long haul aircraft.

When will LAN and UA restart commercial service?

Lightsaber



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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1561 posts, RR: 2
Reply 120, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 29332 times:
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Quoting lightsaber (Reply 119):
When will LAN and UA restart commercial service?

UA has said May 20th domestically and June 1st internationally


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 121, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 29227 times:
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Quoting lightsaber (Reply 119):
When will LAN and UA restart commercial service?

LAN plans on resuming 787 operations in the coming days:

LAN successfully completes modifications to Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet slated to resume operations in the coming days


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 122, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 29016 times:
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Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 111):
LOT SP-LRA scheduled to fly from ORD to ADD on Monday to receive they battery fix.
Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 113):
SP-LRA is now enroute to ADD for battery conversion.

Managed to snap her getting airborne:

Do my eyes deceive me? by tearbringer, on Flickr


User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5476 posts, RR: 30
Reply 123, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 28930 times:

It seems odd to me that a LOT 787 has to go to ADD from Chicago, (Boeing headquarters), to get the batteries replaced...especially when it seems all of the Ethiopian aircraft are fixed.

What am I missing here?



What the...?
User currently offlinehhslax2 From Bahrain, joined Jan 2012, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 124, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 28907 times:

Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 123):
What am I missing here?

The time to pack, ship, and unpack/setup all of the equipment needed for the modification. Easier to move the plane.


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 125, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 28899 times:

Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 123):
It seems odd to me that a LOT 787 has to go to ADD from Chicago, (Boeing headquarters), to get the batteries replaced...especially when it seems all of the Ethiopian aircraft are fixed.

What am I missing here?

Team was already in place there, ETH maintenance facility there, weather is condusive to working outside -- warm and sunny not cold and rainy. The other LOT is under going the fix there. In short probably less of a hassle compared to O'Hare. And #1 reason for not doing it in Chicago -- The suits (Boeing HQ) don't know anything about airplanes.


User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3625 posts, RR: 27
Reply 126, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 28905 times:
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Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 123):
What am I missing here?

There are no Boeing mechanics in Chicago.. just bean counters and PR weenies. The last thing you want is a bunch of bean counters, PR guys and executives hanging around for a photo opportunity.


User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 127, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 29078 times:

Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 123):
What am I missing here?
Quoting hhslax2 (Reply 124):
The time to pack, ship, and unpack/setup all of the equipment needed for the modification. Easier to move the plane.

Yes. And they were already going to fix the other LOT bird there as it was the closest fix location to Warsaw. Sending 30 fixers with their gear to Warsaw sounds like a lot less work then moving the plane. I would have thought it would have went to Everett but I guess they have enough birds there already.

tortugamon


User currently offline7e72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 128, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 28905 times:

I flew on the 787 in December 2012 (ORD-IAH) and I loved it. The only thing I wasn't thrilled about was the amount of time it took to dim the windows-but still very neat.


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 129, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 28860 times:

Latest updates: JAL JA-824J first flight. Air Indian VT-ANK first commercial flight. ANA JA-801A & JA-815A fixed and flying. Air India VT-ANJ fixed and flying commercially. Qatar A7-BCA first commercial flight. LAN CC-BBB fixed and flying. JAL JA-829J test flight in BOS before returning to NRT. 72% of total fleet complete.

As of 16 May 2013 (03:30AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (12/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Air India (VT-ANJ, ANK, ANL)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCB, BCC, BCK, BCL)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (24/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 803A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBB)*
United Airlines (N27901, N27903, N20904)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (14/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-802A, 804A, 806A, 817A)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBC)*
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI)
United Airlines (N26902, N45905, N26906)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

* LAN press release seems to indicate that all 3 aircrafts have been fixed although only CC-BBB has flown up to now.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5263 posts, RR: 23
Reply 130, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 28797 times:

I was going to ask why, if Boeing was able to fix the JAL a/c in BOS, they didn't send the LOT aircraft as well. I'm guessing that the AOG crew was just there to fix that aircraft, and did the battery when it did everything else?

[Edited 2013-05-15 20:55:44]

User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5476 posts, RR: 30
Reply 131, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 28772 times:

I'm quite impressed how quickly these fixes are happening...which means the new batteries must have one heck of a production line already. That is one heck of a ramp up.


What the...?
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 132, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 28702 times:

A, please note that NH has taken delivery of an aircraft. I don't have information on the tail number.

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 119):

JL should be June 1 as well. I think it's nationwide.



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 133, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 28666 times:

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 130):
I was going to ask why, if Boeing was able to fix the JAL a/c in BOS, they didn't send the LOT aircraft as well. I'm guessing that the AOG crew was just there to fix that aircraft, and did the battery when it did everything else?

The JAL bird in BOS completed the battery fix on April 30th in BOS (http://www.jal.com/cms/en/corp_00229.html). My understanding is that the BOS AOG team then went south to Charleston to start fixing the ones on the flightline there.

Both of LOT's birds are getting the fix in ADD (sequenced after the ETH birds). SP-LRA is undergoing it now. SP-LRB should replace it in ADD in about 1 weeks time. I understand its preferred to have all birds of a same carrier fixed in one place as the work covers more than the battery fix (also some software, electronics etc... improvements - you'll recall JA-818A did a lot of test flights at Everett on these in Dec/Jan before grounding was completed). Where ANA/JAL/UAL fixed the battery away from home, they were then shipped home to get the further improvements.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 132):
A, please note that NH has taken delivery of an aircraft. I don't have information on the tail number.

Noted. Its JA-818A. Actually on its way to HND right now. Expected to land @ 7:15pm local time.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA9397

Cheers
A


User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5263 posts, RR: 23
Reply 134, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 28592 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 133):
The JAL bird in BOS completed the battery fix on April 30th in BOS (http://www.jal.com/cms/en/corp_00229.html). My understanding is that the BOS AOG team then went south to Charleston to start fixing the ones on the flightline there.

Makes sense. Thanks!


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 135, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 28596 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 133):
Its JA-818A. Actually on its way to HND right now. Expected to land @ 7:15pm local time.

hopefully I can get over there. Thanks for the time update



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 136, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28415 times:

Minor glitch on an ANA test flight today. Nothing major or alarming but just goes to show how thorough ANA is being in its test flying...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/0...n-dreamliner-idUKBRE94F0C220130516

A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 137, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28403 times:

818A touched down safely at Haneda. It's rainy and dark so I can't get a good photo but safe to say that we are back!


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 138, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 28179 times:
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Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 129):
LAN press release seems to indicate that all 3 aircrafts have been fixed although only CC-BBB has flown up to now.

CC-BBA will commence test flights today as LAN9900:
http://www.aipchile.gob.cl/fpl/trackv3/id/2222711

CC-BBB will operate another flight today as LAN1300:
http://www.aipchile.gob.cl/fpl/trackv3/id/2222744


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 139, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 28152 times:

Back in business
http://i41.tinypic.com/2wg4uiw.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=470415303035031&set=a.197718090304755.49200.119493661460532&type=1&theater

Here's 818A taxiing at HND tonight.



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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 140, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 27805 times:
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QR sending a 787 to MAN. 1st one 19.05.13 on QR41/42 then on 20.05.13 on QR45/46

User currently offlineHmelawyer From United States of America, joined May 2011, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 141, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 27742 times:

Does anybody have information on the current/future movement of the repair teams as repairs are finished? If I recall correctly, initially there were two teams in Japan (HND and NRT), a team in ADD, a team in DOH, a team at SKF, a team in India, and presumably a team in Chile. With repairs finished in DOH and Chile, are teams going to other sites where multiple planes remain or are they heading back to Charleston and Everett to help speed up the modifications on production birds.

User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 142, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 27608 times:

Quoting Hmelawyer (Reply 142):
With repairs finished in DOH

I believe they are doing the fixes to the LOT aircraft there so not quite finished.

I do not think any information has come out on where they are going next but I imagine they will indeed go back to Everett (I don't think any of the teams were based out of North Charleston). The only other option is they would go to Japan to help finish off those birds but as there are two teams there and only a handful of aircraft left, it seems like overkill to send 30 more people and their equipment half way across the world to help out. I suspect we will be seeing product aircraft being fixed up at a good tick come next week as the crews get back home.

tortugamon


User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2155 posts, RR: 4
Reply 143, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 27545 times:

Quoting Hmelawyer (Reply 142):
Does anybody have information on the current/future movement of the repair teams as repairs are finished?

They will most likely return to the US prior to 29 days (or so) in the field. Tax reason.
If additional work is needed at the repair facilities, they may send out a different AOG team.

Question. As the service bulletin is written does it specify who is allowed to do the repair?

Point is, once the Airline mechanics (ANA, JL) witness and is taught the procedure of the repair, can they (or are they allowed) to do the repair themselves and give the Bill to Boeing?

bt



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User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 144, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 27422 times:

Quoting bikerthai (Reply 144):
They will most likely return to the US prior to 29 days (or so) in the field. Tax reason.

From what I remember it wasn't a tax issue but a salary "bump" issue if we were out of the country for 29+ days. In some cases it was a state tax issue (for the employee) within the US.


User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5263 posts, RR: 23
Reply 145, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27219 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 143):
I believe they are doing the fixes to the LOT aircraft there so not quite finished.

Nope. ADD.


User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 146, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 27153 times:

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 146):

Dote. You're right. Read it too quickly.

tortugamon


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 147, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 27082 times:

Only the following AOG teams remain in the field:
> HND x2
> KMJ
> BOM
> SKF
> ADD

All others have returned home.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 148, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 27017 times:

Latest updates: ANA JA-804A fixed in TAK and now returned to HND. United N45905 fixed in SKF and now returned to IAH. 76% of total fleet complete.

As of 17 May 2013 (04:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (12/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Air India (VT-ANJ, ANK, ANL)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCB, BCC, BCK, BCL)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (26/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBB)*
United Airlines (N27901, N27903, N20904, N45905)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (12/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-802A, 806A, 817A)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBC)*
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI)
United Airlines (N26902, N26906)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

* LAN press release seems to indicate that all 3 aircrafts have been fixed although only CC-BBB has flown up to now.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinenjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 731 posts, RR: 0
Reply 149, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 26985 times:

I fly on a 787 May 30th IAH-LAX after not being able to fly it from SFO-Iah on the inaugural flight months ago. Are these birds gonna actually be flying by May 30th?


717, 727, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 73G, 738, 752, 753, 762, 763, 777, DC9, MD80, DC10, L1011, ERJ, CRJ, ATR, DH8, A300,
User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 150, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 26287 times:

JAL has racked up 208 flights so far with one airplane left to go. ANA has 131 flights with 3 left to go as of close of business the 17th.

User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 151, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 26319 times:

Latest updates: 76% of total fleet complete.

As of 18 May 2013 (04:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (12/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
Air India (VT-ANJ, ANK, ANL)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCB, BCC, BCK, BCL)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (26/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBB)*
United Airlines (N27901, N27903, N20904, N45905)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (12/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-802A, 806A, 817A)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBC)*
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI)
United Airlines (N26902, N26906)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

* LAN press release seems to indicate that all 3 aircrafts have been fixed although only CC-BBB has flown up to now.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinebellancacf From United States of America, joined May 2011, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 152, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 26578 times:

@7BOEING7:

208 + 131 = 339 flights for the Japanese planes!! You know, that really DOES inspire confidence. I should think that anyone would be happy to fly on a plane that had been that thoroughly wrung out.


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1631 posts, RR: 8
Reply 153, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 26549 times:

Quoting bellancacf (Reply 153):
208 + 131 = 339 flights for the Japanese planes!! You know, that really DOES inspire confidence. I should think that anyone would be happy to fly on a plane that had been that thoroughly wrung out.

  

An excellent job of PR.


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1896 posts, RR: 5
Reply 154, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 26058 times:

SP-LRB is scheduled to depart WAW for ADD this Sunday, 19th of March. It is possible that the same crew will bring back SP-LRA to WAW, as it is nearing completion of the new battery installation.


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 155, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 25849 times:

What is taking 802A so long to get fixed and tested?


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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 156, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 25412 times:

Latest updates: JAL JA-826J first flight. JAL JA-829J on its way back to NRT from BOS. Ethiopian ET-AOP has been grounded in ADD for 2 days disrupting scheduled flights (no idea why). LAN CC-BBB first commercial flight. 76% of total fleet complete.

As of 19 May 2013 (03:30AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (13/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBB)
Air India (VT-ANJ, ANK, ANL)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCB, BCC, BCK, BCL)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (25/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
United Airlines (N27901, N27903, N20904, N45905)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (12/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-802A, 806A, 817A)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBC)*
Air India (VT-AND, ANH, ANI)
United Airlines (N26902, N26906)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

* LAN press release seems to indicate that all 3 aircrafts have been fixed although only CC-BBB has flown up to now.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 157, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 25201 times:

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 156):
All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A)

Currently ready to go for NH once June 1 hits- 801A, 803, 804, 805, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, and 818 (recently delivered)
I'm expecting another NH delivery either before June 1 or by the middle of June. 819A (according to the production thread) will be a domestic ship.



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 158, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 24942 times:

Qatar A7-BCL went tech in Dubai this afternoon, canceling the return flight.
Scheduled to fly back empty as QR 3101 eventually.
Forced the cancellation of two more flights (QR 116/117) - don't know why A7-BCK couldn't pick up the slack as it's been sitting pretty since May 17th.

No changes yet to tomorrow's busy schedule which will see a second (one-off) DOH-MAN flight as well as the inaugural DOH-MUC flight and 8 DOH-DXB turns.

A


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 159, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 24315 times:

Latest updates: SP-LRB flew from WAW to ADD to receive the fix. Air India VT-AND fixed and flying. United N26902 fixed and flew back to IAH. 80% of total fleet complete.

As of 20 May 2013 (04:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (13/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP*, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBB)
Air India (VT-ANJ, ANK, ANL)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCB, BCC, BCK*, BCL)

* ET-AOP and A7-BCK have been grounded since May 17th affecting scheduled flights (unknown reason for grounding)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (27/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-AND)
United Airlines (N27901, N26902, N27903, N20904, N45905)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (10/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-802A, 806A, 817A)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBC)*
Air India (VT-ANH, ANI)
United Airlines (N26906)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

* LAN press release seems to indicate that all 3 aircrafts have been fixed although only CC-BBB has flown up to now.

Cheers
A


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5790 posts, RR: 47
Reply 160, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 23809 times:

N27903 will be conducting UAL's return to service flight today.


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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 161, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 23663 times:

Smisek and McNerney sitting next to each other in coach on UA 1 today. When was the last time these guys sat in coach? Let alone a middle seat; not enough miles for an upgrade?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboei...gcompany/8758508338/in/photostream

Cannot hurt PR wise.

tortugamon


User currently offlinefreakyrat From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 874 posts, RR: 1
Reply 162, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 23599 times:
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On its way to ORD.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2558 posts, RR: 7
Reply 163, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 23291 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 161):
Smisek and McNerney sitting next to each other in coach on UA 1 today. When was the last time these guys sat in coach? Let alone a middle seat; not enough miles for an upgrade?

And McNerney in a middle seat no less! Looks like a pilot non-revving in the row behind them.


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 164, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 22916 times:

On FR 24 I saw SP-LRC fly out of WAW today, 3 flights today, but not a regular flight nr so I wonder what those flights were for.


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User currently offlinefreakyrat From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 874 posts, RR: 1
Reply 165, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 22897 times:
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On it's way back from ORD to IAH.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2


User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 166, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 22570 times:

Latest updates: ANA JA-817A fixed and flew back from KMJ to HND. United N27901 & N27903 first commercial flights. 82% of total fleet complete.

As of 21 May 2013 (03:00AM UTC)

787s Flying Commercial Flights (15/50)

Ethiopian Airlines (ET-AOP, AOQ, AOR, AOS)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBB)
Air India (VT-ANJ, ANK, ANL)
United Airlines (N27901, N27903)
Qatar Airways (A7-BCA, BCB, BCC, BCK*, BCL)

* A7-BCK has been grounded since May 17th affecting scheduled flights (unknown reason for grounding)

787s Fixed & Flying Test Flights (26/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-801A, 803A, 804A, 805A, 807A, 808A, 809A, 810A, 811A, 812A, 813A, 814A, 815A, 816A, 817A)
Japan Airlines (JA-822J, 824J, 825J, 826J, 827J, 828J, 829J)
Air India (VT-AND)
United Airlines (N26902, N20904, N45905)

787s Receiving/Awaiting Fix (9/50)

All Nippon Airways (JA-802A, 806A)
LAN Airlines (CC-BBA, BBC)*
Air India (VT-ANH, ANI)
United Airlines (N26906)
LOT Polish Airlines (SP-LRA, LRB)

* LAN press release seems to indicate that all 3 aircrafts have been fixed although only CC-BBB has flown up to now.

Cheers
A


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13257 posts, RR: 100
Reply 167, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 22544 times:
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Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 166):
787s Flying Commercial Flights (15/50)

I thank you for the updates. Please keep them up.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1896 posts, RR: 5
Reply 168, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 22507 times:

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 164):
On FR 24 I saw SP-LRC fly out of WAW today, 3 flights today, but not a regular flight nr so I wonder what those flights were for.

Training and refreshment flights for LO pilots.
First 787 revenue flight after grounding with LO is scheduled for June 5th.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 169, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 22470 times:

825J returning to KIX for whatever reason today. Usually they fly back and forth between HND, KIX, and NGO but he's making a beeline back to KIX and descending.

http://i40.tinypic.com/9pnl9t.jpg



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User currently offlineRocker From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 170, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 22148 times:
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I noticed UA 787 flight to EWR yesterday. Is this part of their temp schedule, or just a one day? I am flying IAH-ORD-IAH Sat/Sun, but wondering if any new domestic routes have been added...

User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 171, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 21943 times:

Quoting Rocker (Reply 170):
I noticed UA 787 flight to EWR yesterday. Is this part of their temp schedule, or just a one day? I am flying IAH-ORD-IAH Sat/Sun, but wondering if any new domestic routes have been added...

EWR was a one-off for the 25 year UA anniversary in EWR celebration this morning. Scheduled domestic flights remain only on IAH-ORD/DEN/LAX routes.

A


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1896 posts, RR: 5
Reply 172, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 21834 times:

SP-LRA battery retrofit is completed. Aircraft is now on its way back to Warsaw.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/sp-lra

[Edited 2013-05-21 07:51:24]


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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 173, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 21311 times:

Latest updates: Air India VT-AND first commercial flight. ANA JA-806A fixed and flying. LOT SP-LRA fixed and flew back from ADD to WAW. United N45905 first commercial flight. 86% of total fleet fixed. 34% of total fleet in co