|Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 2):|
Next two to get the 787 are LAN and Royal Air Maroc.
Thanks so much for that information boeingguy. DO
you know by chance which line numbers will be handed over?
I wanted to link to a previous thread covering this topic:
Who Gets The 787 After NH? (by alexinwa Aug 26 2011 in Civil Aviation)
Also, there is an interesting article from the aspire-aviation blog that has some information saying only about 7 dream liners may be delivered before the end of 2011
All things 787 is also a great source of line number information as well as current articles on the 787:
Based on all this info:
The article from aspire aviation suggests that line number 7, 8 and 9 are the only airplanes in the first 20 produced that will go prior to 2012 due to the amount of rework needed on some of these aircraft?
For ANA: LN
# 8 (ZA101) has been delivered and LN
#7 (ZA100) and 9 (ZA 102) are being redid for delivery soon from what the aspire aviation post suggests. Also, LN
#24 (ZA103) has had its first flight and is painted in the same special livery as LN
#8 so presumably will be the next to be delivered to ANA. There are other airplanes destined for ANA but may need significant rework still?
Royal Air Maroc: has LN
# 17 (ZA150 and 19 (ZA151) being worked on, so perhaps LN
#19 will be delivered before 2012?
LAN: has LN
#16 (ZA531) which has exited the shop as well as LN
#48 (ZA532) that was scheduled to start final assembly last week. I am guessing that the earlier one will be readied? I would guess that the one just starting final assembly will not be able to make it by the end of the year. ***edit*** also LN#10 (ZA530) thanks for pointing out the omission***
#23 (ZA177) is down at Lackland AFB being refurbished for delivery, possibly soon?
: If they can figure out how to pay for them --> Air India Has 'no Money' To Pay For 787s (by Part147 Sep 12 2011 in Civil Aviation)
Air India has several aircraft out of final assembly: LN
# 25 (ZA230), 26 (ZA231), 28 (ZA232), 29 (ZA233), 30 (ZA 234), 32 (ZA 235), 35 (ZA236) with LN
#46 (ZA237) having started final assembly in Charleston SC
. I wonder which of these is being readied for first delivery. LN
#29 (ZA233 had its first flight on July 31st(?) so perhaps would be the first to be delivered to Air India.
Please anyone feel free to edit of share new information. In addition to sources on Matt Cawby's blog: http://kpae.blogspot.com/
was also a major source of pictures and information. I hope I got all the line numbers and ZA
numbers right. I apologize if any are incorrect. I hope to hear from other people excited about this beautiful aircraft finally being delivered to customers all over the world! Cheers, TAK
[Edited 2011-10-03 13:20:19]