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UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:33 pm

I just noticed that UA's second delivered B787, N26906, has gone to BFI after only a week in scheduled service. Anyone care to share/speculate why?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N26906

[Edited 2012-11-14 08:34:31]
 
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Fiveholer
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RE: UA's Second B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:34 pm

Employee appreciation flight tomorrow...
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:00 pm

Also this bird hasnt been in scheduled service. As far as I know. Its just been primarily the first bird delivered.
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:07 pm

Quoting Fiveholer (Reply 1):
Employee appreciation flight tomorrow...

  

Perfect attendance winners and those who were nominated to take part of the flight, AFAIK......

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 2):
Its just been primarily the first bird delivered.

N20904 was the first bird delivered. The one at BFI is N26906, which is the second bird delivered.
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:19 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 3):
Perfect attendance winners and those who were nominated to take part of the flight, AFAIK......

A coworker nomited myself and another coworker....guess who WASN'T picked. ME! Fellow coworker flew out to SEA today for the flight, dinner, factory tour. Jealous!
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:46 pm

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 2):
Also this bird hasnt been in scheduled service.

It has not been in *scheduled* service but it has been operating many of the originally-planned 787 flights. The 11th hour schedule change of 26OCT saw many scheduled 787 routes be changed to 762 and 764 equipment. Those flights, now scheduled as 762 and 764, are being largely operated by 787's again now that both ships 904 and 906 are in the normal rotation.

They won't show as 787 in the schedules until within 24 hours, but for the most part all those flights are once again operating as 787.
 
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:19 pm

Is it likely to receive maintenance work from Boeing on initial service issues while there? I flew this bird on the 10th and 11th and happened to sit in 21L the first time. The window is cracked and looks pretty bad. I think the structural window is in tact and just the layer with the dimming technology is damaged.

I have some good pictures and a short video but I see those are not allowed for posting here so please advise on appropriate location if anyone is interested. It makes for an interesting display of colors when you initiate the dimmer. The window looks similar to a broken laptop screen. I thought it was sad to see the new bird broken so soon - I hope the fix is not too difficult.

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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:45 pm

Quoting MikeM2648 (Reply 6):

Once the airplane is ticketed, Boeing production mechanics can no longer physically perform work on it. The same is true for field support personnel. The exceptions are for AOG scenarios or special "tech assist" situations where the operator provides special approval under their operating certificate to have the manufacturer perform work on the airplane.
 
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:53 pm

This was discussed ad nauseum yesterday in TWO threads, bot the 787 deliveries thread, and the UA existing fleet update status thread number 13.
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:01 pm

Quoting MikeM2648 (Reply 6):
have some good pictures and a short video but I see those are not allowed for posting here so please advise on appropriate location if anyone is interested

of course its allowed to post pictures here, everybody does that.
 
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:09 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 8):
This was discussed ad nauseum yesterday in TWO threads, bot the 787 deliveries thread, and the UA existing fleet update status thread number 13.

I think this warrants its own thread as this is something that is missed on the other threads. This is an employee only flight.
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:30 am

Quoting CM (Reply 7):
Once the airplane is ticketed, Boeing production mechanics can no longer physically perform work on it. The same is true for field support personnel. The exceptions are for AOG scenarios or special "tech assist" situations where the operator provides special approval under their operating certificate to have the manufacturer perform work on the airplane.

That is not 100% accurate. Majority of Boeing employes can not work on the aircraft once it is tickets, expect flight line, flight test personal, and AOG. All those employes are under Boeing's 145 repair station certificate. Many of them are A&P.
 
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RE: UA's Second Delivered B787 Has Returned To BFI.

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:33 pm

Quoting A10WARTHOG (Reply 11):
Majority of Boeing employes can not work on the aircraft once it is tickets, expect flight line, flight test personal, and AOG. All those employes are under Boeing's 145 repair station certificate. Many of them are A&P.

The trick is that, post delivery, the aircraft is being maintained under the airline's OpsSpec rather than Boeing's production certificate. It will all depend on what their OpsSpec allows.

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