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SYD330
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Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:05 am

It has been sitting at KPAE for about 4 years now & still no news about whether it will still be delivered to CA?

Is this because of US sanctions or future conversion to a government 787 version?
 
concordeforever
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Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:14 am

I've seen messages on here somewhere saying that the order is cancelled. Don't know if there was a problem with this frame that couldn't be rectified?
 
DaCubbyBearBar
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Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:55 am

Very interesting…. I have always wondered if an airline could reject an airframe if they found something wrong with it. And my guess is that it would have to be something serious…. Curious
 
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Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:01 am

SYD330 wrote:
It has been sitting at KPAE for about 4 years now & still no news about whether it will still be delivered to CA?

Is this because of US sanctions or future conversion to a government 787 version?


KPAE? The first two sources I checked say it's stored at KCHS.
 
lowgun
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Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:08 am

It appears that for whatever reason Air China has, indeed, cancelled the final 787. I can't give you a direct link but if you go to the Boeing website & look at the Airplane Orders & Deliveries, there is a button at the bottom of the map labelled "Download Data". This will give you a load of information. Mine through it all & you will find the following entries:

China Air China RR 787-9 Aug 2005 East Asia 0 1
China Air China 2016 RR 787-9 Aug 2005 East Asia 7 7
China Air China 2017 RR 787-9 Aug 2005 East Asia 6 6
China Air China 2018 RR 787-9 Aug 2005 East Asia 1 1

The first column of numbers is the number delivered (7 in 2016, 6 in 2017 & 1 in 2018).
The next column is the number ordered (total of 15 ordered in 2005)
The Last column (which is blank) is the number still to be delivered.
In other words, according to Boeing's own database, 15 were ordered, 14 were delivered & there are no unfilled orders for 787s for Air China.
 
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Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:08 pm

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
Very interesting…. I have always wondered if an airline could reject an airframe if they found something wrong with it. And my guess is that it would have to be something serious…. Curious


I’ve seen very expensive bizjets rejected for orange peel in the paint.
 
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Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:15 pm

No one knows why the plane was rejected. It is not because of paint- the plane has never even flown. It is in CHS not PAE.
 
BigAppleCoder
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Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:34 pm

I've asked this question before as well. Very strange indeed that this bird still doesn't have a home. The implications are that there's something seriously wrong with the airframe as it seems Boeing could have remarketed it to another customer.

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