United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2611 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 41395 times:
As always, thank you to All Things 787 (NYC777) and others for the information that is summarized here. For more specific information on the aircraft in production, I recommend going to http://nyc787.blogspot.com/
PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6819 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 38958 times:
Expect NH deliveries to commence sometime next week or the week after. I don't know why that C1 flight didn't happen but 818A should be the next one to NH. My friend told me that they're starting to finish up the mods (see the other thread, Mr. hkcanadaexpat hit it right on the nail with his information too) and once they start finishing test flights they'll begin to accept deliveries again.
Quoting nyc777 (Reply 8): LN 11, LN 12, and LN 14 are all destined for Transaero Airlines. They've been assigned var numbers ZA800, ZA801 and ZA803. Please see my tables.
Man are they getting these at a discount? Last I hear Transaero loves their discounted airplanes.
Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 12): Only thing i can think of is that its daylight here in China so perhaps part of the CAAC certification?!?
Are they like, Skyping the information right back to CAAC headquarters? Kinda odd, but hey looks like CAAC is finally getting things straight with the 788
One of the FB admins for PHX Spotters. "Zach the Expat!"
Also, don't forget the benefit of CFRP, no corrosion in the skin like with metals, lower maintenance bills. If the LN20+ frames burn 21% less than the 767 the "terrible" teens might do a good 15% below the 767?
They get these frames for a very good price, probably so low they more than make up the overweight on them in fuel bills.
davidho1985 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2012, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 38818 times:
Anyone have news about CZ's 787???
I know that they are performing test-flight now and China Government has already approve the 787 operation in China (They refused to approve it which lead to the delay of delivery to CZ & HU prior to the global grounding).
Really looking forward to fly CZ's 787 (my 1st 787 flight) (and will try my best to be on their 1st flight if possible)
7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1195 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 38537 times:
Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 12): As if it there aren't enough daylight hours in a day... B-2725 (China Southern #1) is currently doing a PAE-SEA-PDX-MWH-PAE test flight in the middle of the night Pacific time.
Most if not all regulatory flights deal with maneuvers that are done during daylight. I also don't remember ever having to do a flight based on the regulatory agency's time zone. If they're flying in the middle of the night it's probably because whatever test they're doing requires darkness. Interesting flight plan however, especially the low altitude work on the GEG-PAE leg.
hkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 480 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 37773 times:
The Gulf Times seems convinced that Qatar is getting the 789 next year while the latest Boeing order/delivery list still shows only 30 788 for Qatar (13 of which have already been sequenced). Either they're full of themselves, either we'll see a conversion or either we'll see a new order. something's got to give!