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First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Thu May 16, 2019 4:09 pm

The first Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA LN865 has rolled out of final assembly, though unpainted at this stage

The second 787-9 for Turkish Airlines is expected to be loaded for final assembly today

Routes announced so far include

IST-CPT
IST-BOS
IST-HVA-CCS-IST
IST-YUL
IST-JFK
IST-IAD
IST-AYT
IST-JNB-DUR
IST-JNB-MPM
IST-DPS
IST-MEX-CUN-IST
IST-ATL
IST-BOG-PTY-IST
IST-ADB
IST-MIA

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Thu May 16, 2019 4:26 pm

can't wait for the livery. that's gonna be a pretty jet.
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Thu May 16, 2019 4:31 pm

Here's another photo of TK's first 787-9

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Thu May 16, 2019 4:55 pm

It's been a looooong wait for TK to take next-gen wide-bodies.
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Thu May 16, 2019 5:26 pm

MoKa777 wrote:
It's been a looooong wait for TK to take next-gen wide-bodies.


March 2020, less than a year from now they will also be getting their first A350 (-900).
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Thu May 16, 2019 5:49 pm

What about Eze -Gru , Tokyo, hkg, mnl and taipei, sfo
Do we expect switch to 789/359 or will stick to 77w.
And an other question, what is the plan for freedup 332/333 and 77w
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Thu May 16, 2019 6:08 pm

:bouncy: I've been waiting for this for the last 13 years :bouncy:
There is a chance that there might be a slight change in the livery, and "Turkish Airlines" might go to black from blue and slight change on the font. I've already seen it in few places. Couple days ago on my flight from IST-JFK, the boarding pass lettering were white on black, instead of white on red.
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Thu May 16, 2019 7:54 pm

TK787 wrote:
:bouncy: I've been waiting for this for the last 13 years

And I for the last ten years. In 2009 I had a project in Mus and when spending one evening in Tatvan I was very surprised to see a poster of a TK 787 in a mall, even though they had not yet ordered the 787 at that time. ... and now it’s real!
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Fri May 17, 2019 2:00 pm

I think the black font will look better. Blue didn’t really make sense for Turkey, given their national colours etc.
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Fri May 17, 2019 2:05 pm

When will they announce the new US routes
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Fri May 17, 2019 3:04 pm

In the 2nd pic,, whose blue/white tail is that?
 
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Fri May 17, 2019 3:07 pm

727200 wrote:
In the 2nd pic,, whose blue/white tail is that?


It’s a SunExpress Air MAX being stored.
 
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Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 pm

N14AZ wrote:
TK787 wrote:
:bouncy: I've been waiting for this for the last 13 years

And I for the last ten years. In 2009 I had a project in Mus and when spending one evening in Tatvan I was very surprised to see a poster of a TK 787 in a mall, even though they had not yet ordered the 787 at that time. ... and now it’s real!


Haha :D Really had to laugh out loud. Turkey can be such a disturbing place both positively and negatively.

On another note, let‘s see if TK adjusts its livery with black letters and different font according to their new corporate identity as it’s rather suspicious that titles have not been painted yet.
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Fri May 17, 2019 5:22 pm

Looks painted to me. There's hardly a difference in the final product and what's shown.
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Fri May 17, 2019 7:51 pm

Do we know what the inaugural routes for the 787 are? Also, I remember reading somewhere that they planned on replacing the 787 with 77W on the IST-MEX-CUN route, is this still correct?
 
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Fri May 17, 2019 10:35 pm

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Do we know what the inaugural routes for the 787 are? Also, I remember reading somewhere that they planned on replacing the 787 with 77W on the IST-MEX-CUN route, is this still correct?

It is all up there, on the Original Post. First 787 ops starts with IST-AYT. IIRC, Bali is one of the first ones, I will be on one of the first IAD flights, first week of August.
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Fri May 17, 2019 11:32 pm

qf789 wrote:
The first Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA LN865 has rolled out of final assembly, though unpainted at this stage

The second 787-9 for Turkish Airlines is expected to be loaded for final assembly today

Routes announced so far include

IST-CPT
IST-BOS
IST-HVA-CCS-IST
IST-YUL
IST-JFK
IST-IAD
IST-AYT
IST-JNB-DUR
IST-JNB-MPM
IST-DPS
IST-MEX-CUN-IST
IST-ATL
IST-BOG-PTY-IST
IST-ADB
IST-MIA

Seems a lot of identified routes before receiving their first copy?
Is the rationale to send the 789 everywhere the 333 is pushed beyond optimal?
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Sat May 18, 2019 10:31 am

B748eye wrote:
Seems a lot of identified routes before receiving their first copy?
Is the rationale to send the 789 everywhere the 333 is pushed beyond optimal?

Few things:
-Some of those routes are 333 and yes they are at their limits, but some are 332 routes and few are 77W routes... all due to range limitations. 789 is coming to the rescue for long and thin routes.
-Some on the list are for training like AYT and ADB. They will be filler routes in between Long Range rotations.
-And few of those routes are not daily, not even weekly; like JFK. I only saw a single flight when I searched for July/August.
Also, it might seem a lot of routes but TK will have 15 frames by next year this time.
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Sun May 26, 2019 10:06 am

Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA now out of the paint shop and at the fuel dock

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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Sun May 26, 2019 10:33 am

Blue titles and tulip still....
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Sun May 26, 2019 4:43 pm

Indeed, thankfully. It isn't even using the font of the new logo.

Clearer and sharper image:

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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Sun May 26, 2019 4:47 pm

IST-DPS, that new service for TK. Missed that one being announced. Is there a projected date for this route to begin?
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Sun May 26, 2019 7:26 pm

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IST-DPS, that new service for TK. Missed that one being announced. Is there a projected date for this route to begin?

TK to start Bali 3 x W in July 2019. This service will go up to daily eventually, but not sure exactly when.. This was announced 7/2018.
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Sun May 26, 2019 8:15 pm

I saw IST-HAV-CCS on the list. Just curious: how do they may CCS work?
 
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Sun May 26, 2019 8:18 pm

AMS18C36C wrote:
I saw IST-HAV-CCS on the list. Just curious: how do they may CCS work?


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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Mon May 27, 2019 2:56 am

TK787 wrote:
as739x wrote:
IST-DPS, that new service for TK. Missed that one being announced. Is there a projected date for this route to begin?

TK to start Bali 3 x W in July 2019. This service will go up to daily eventually, but not sure exactly when.. This was announced 7/2018.


Good info!!! Assuming they are launching it with the 77W this summer?
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Mon May 27, 2019 3:53 am

Any idea on seat layouts? They may be the only major carrier in Europe and North America that uses nine-abreast on the 777. It would be amazing if they went 8-abreast in Y on the 787.
 
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TObound wrote:
Any idea on seat layouts? They may be the only major carrier in Europe and North America that uses nine-abreast on the 777. It would be amazing if they went 8-abreast in Y on the 787.


It'll be 9-abreast. 30 business class and 270 economy class seats.
 
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Mon May 27, 2019 8:57 am

Really surprising (and silly) that the livery is unchanged when this is an all new plane type for them, and they modified the fond and colour in all their branding.
 
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Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:36 am

Another photo of Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA at the fuel dock (27 May)

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Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA back on the flightline awaiting first flight (30 May)

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Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLB now out of final assembly and at the fuel dock, seen pictured with TC-LLA awaiting first flight

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Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA was due for its first flight but was delayed in what appears to be an engine issue

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:17 pm

Taxi test for Turkish Airlines first 789 TC-LLA

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Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA taxiing for first flight

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Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA returning to PAE after its B1 flight

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Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:48 am

Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA lining up for B1 flight while TC-LLB sits on the flightline

Also TC-LLC is due to roll out of final assembly tomorrow and TC-LLD is currently in final assembly should roll out around the 22nd of June

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Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:56 am

Is it me or they could have spaced out Turkish Airlines a little better?

She still looks good though
 
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Is it me or they could have spaced out Turkish Airlines a little better?

Uh oh, hope that's not becoming another (horrid) livery trend:
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SXDFC wrote:
Is it me or they could have spaced out Turkish Airlines a little better?

She still looks good though


Now I cant unsee it. Thanks. Im gonna be annoyed everytime I see it.

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