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TN 787 Update

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:18 am
by nine4nine
Does anyone know if the first TN 787 has entered production?

I read somewhere it will be entering service in October of this year, but only starting out PPT-AKL. I want to book LAX-PPT when it comes online but surprised they would start AKL before LAX.

Any insight on developments?

Re: TN 787 Update

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:39 am
by hkcanadaexpat
There's still about 40 frames to enter FAL before it enters. So a while more. Probably end July/early August.

Re: TN 787 Update

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:47 am
by EvanWSFO

Re: TN 787 Update

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:58 am
by kaitak744
So, by end of 2019, they should be all 787-9. At the moment, what do they do with their 5th A340-300? Is it just rotated as a spare?

Their schedule at the moment is 2x weekly PPT-NRT, 3x weekly PPT-AKL, daily PPT-LAX-CDG, and 6x weekly PPT-LAX. This utilizes a full 4 aircraft, meaning with 4 787s, they will have no growth planned.

Re: TN 787 Update

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:24 am
by drdisque
Yes, the 5th A340 is just rotated as a spare. An A340 is sitting at PPT at all times unless the spare needs to go rescue a flight when an aircraft goes out of service at an outstation. The spare obviously also allows the operation to recover faster if there's a long delay