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United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:22 pm

Congrats to United. First flight still scheduled to be UA 1116 on 11/4 from IAH to ORD.

http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/n...d-completes-certification-for.html
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:48 pm

The second Dreamliner. ship 0906, arrived IAH yesterday. We're getting there... Slowly perhaps, but surely.
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:14 pm

Ordered 8 years ago and only 3.5 years late.

It does look like the 787 is finally making some headway in the last couple of months.

When are the first 50 supposed to be in United's possession now?

[Edited 2012-11-02 11:16:45]
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:28 pm

There is a set of 25 that were ordered by CO and another 25 ordered by UA. The UA order was later than CO.

They will have five by the end of this year. IIRC, there will be another five or so by the end of 2013. UA's are supposed to start in 2014.

Keep in mind that UA should have flexibility to change the 787 type on their orders. They are supposed to have 36 788's and 14 789. They could change that mix at some point. From what I recall, they can designate the type within a few months of the a/c being built. They also have 50 options which could be exercised within a given time frame set out on the contract.
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:48 pm

Anyone know what the schedule for the 787s will be in the coming weeks?
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:06 pm

Quoting bonusonus (Reply 4):
Anyone know what the schedule for the 787s will be in the coming weeks?

Probably 2 more in November and 1 in December.
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:27 pm

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 1):
The second Dreamliner. ship 0906, arrived IAH yesterday. We're getting there... Slowly perhaps, but surely.

Better late than never.  
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:53 pm

Maybe they can get both frames in pre flight delivered this month, that would give UA 4 birds to fly with. Most probably there is a UA frame LN45 in rework that will roll out to flight line this month and maybe deliver before Dec 31..

5 frames is almost a sub fleet   What UA frame did Obama check out?
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:59 pm

Quoting sweair (Reply 7):
What UA frame did Obama check out?

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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:03 pm

LN55, I didn´t build this.. Would be cool if they put some sticker on that frame, once was almost AF1?
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:24 pm

Quoting sweair (Reply 9):
LN55, I didn´t build this.. Would be cool if they put some sticker on that frame, once was almost AF1?

The one time that UA flew the president on a commercial flight it used the call sign Executive 1. AF1 is only used if the Chair errr...Air Force is flying around the Prez. When he's aboard any of the other services aircraft the call sign is 1 ie: Marine 1.
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:37 pm

Just received a very exciting e-mail from United Airlines:


United is proud to be the first North American carrier flying the 787 Dreamliner. The Dreamliner is a revolutionary aircraft, offering improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins and enhanced ventilation systems, along with increased fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Your flight from Houston Bush Intercontinental to Chicago O'Hare on November 4, 2012, will be the first passenger flight of the United 787 Dreamliner for a U.S. airline.



Since this is an inaugural flight, members of the news media and other customers will be filming in the gate area and on the aircraft to capture the event. If you have questions regarding your flight, please call our Reservations Center at 1-800-826-0254, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time. Thank you for flying with United on this historic flight.
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:10 am

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 3):
There is a set of 25 that were ordered by CO and another 25 ordered by UA. The UA order was later than CO.

They will have five by the end of this year. IIRC, there will be another five or so by the end of 2013. UA's are supposed to start in 2014.

The PMCO order was for GE engines.

The PMUA order was for RR engines.

I understand that the 787 was designed for engine interchangeability. Any word if COdbaUA will convert the PMUA RR order to GE?
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:23 am

Quoting warreng24 (Reply 12):
The PMUA order was for RR engines.

Really now... from what I remember PMUA didnt have an engine choice for their order of 25 787s. where did you get that from??
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:25 pm

788's = 11 total
5 in 2012
6 in 2012

789's start in 2014 not sur e if those are CO or UA.
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:31 pm

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 14):
789's start in 2014 not sur e if those are CO or UA.

Those are from the CO order, UA never ordered the 789.
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:44 pm

How long before UA's second 787 starts revenue service?
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:48 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 13):

Quoting warreng24 (Reply 12):
The PMUA order was for RR engines.

Really now... from what I remember PMUA didnt have an engine choice for their order of 25 787s. where did you get that from??

PRUA never selected an engine type for the 787s...if you are remembering a RR engine order it was for the A350s.
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:56 pm

Just received an email from my touroperator that my flight AMS - IAH for February 21, 2013 has been changed from 788 to 764. So disappointing! Keeping thumbs up for return flight on March 6. Does this mean that they will start IAH - AMS later than Dec 5 wirh 788?
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:10 pm

Quoting lombro (Reply 18):
Just received an email from my touroperator that my flight AMS - IAH for February 21, 2013 has been changed from 788 to 764. So disappointing! Keeping thumbs up for return flight on March 6. Does this mean that they will start IAH - AMS later than Dec 5 wirh 788?
IAH - AMS on the 787 has been postponed until February. So the first international 787 flight will be LAX - NRT.

[Edited 2012-11-03 07:10:59]
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:57 pm

Exactly when did airlines started to run their own FAA certification? I thought the manufacturer completed and delivered it and I have not heard any other airline running their own FAA certification.
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:07 pm

The airline has to prove to the FAA that they can safely and legally operate the type before the FAA will allow the aircraft type to be placed on their operators certificate. The FAA inspectors watch and may call out random scenarios like diversions for weather, mechanical, or medical problems to make sure the airline handles things per the airline's approved manuals.
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:03 am

Yep. Happens everytime a carrier gets an aircraft they didn't previously operate.

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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:16 am

Quoting dbo861 (Reply 16):
How long before UA's second 787 starts revenue service?

Nov 11th is the target date.
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:37 pm

Looks like the first UA revenue flight has departed IAH for ORD! Congratulations to United!!!!
 
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:39 pm

Just landed in ORD (according to Flightaware) a minute ago.
The plural of Airbus is Airbuses. Airbii is not a word.
There is no 787-800, nor 787-900 or 747-800. It's 787-8, 787-9, and 747-8.
A321neoLR is also unnecessary. It's simply A321LR.
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RE: United Completes Certification For 787 Dreamliner

Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:41 pm

Landed in ORD at 9:37a
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