N14001 UA2764 17Nov IADDEN
From: Your United Daily
Thursday, November 15, 2018
IAD wraps modifications on 787-10
The Tech Ops team at IAD completed post-delivery modifications on our first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner earlier this week. After a full day of FAA inspections on November 14, we passed our Conformity and ETOPS (extended operations) inspections. The FAA complimented United’s preparation and hard work to make the day a success, and now we can proceed with familiarization and validation flights starting this weekend.
The IAD team is no stranger to 787 post-delivery modification work, having done work on three 787-9s previously. Work on this 787-10 began as soon as it arrived from the Boeing factory in Charleston, South Carolina, on November 6. Post-delivery modifications involve a combination of physical modifications to the interior and exterior of the aircraft and its fixtures and myriad customized software loads and updates.
In preparation for the FAA visit and the -10’s entry into service, representatives from numerous United departments audited their manuals and drawings while on the aircraft. Some of those included: Aircraft Provisioning, Catering Operations, Corporate Security, eCommerce, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Flight Operations and Inflight Services.
Starting with a flight from IAD to DEN this weekend, we will spend several weeks ferrying the aircraft to various hubs, including EWR and LAX for station familiarization and taxi training, and also FAA-required ETOPS validation flights. The “Big Metal Bird” crew also plans to film an episode featuring the aircraft, and an employee delivery event is also planned.
We are the North American launch customer of the 787-10, which is the largest Dreamliner. Our 787-10s feature 44 United Polaris business class seats, 21 United® Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard United Economy seats.
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