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787 - Launch Customer

Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:49 pm

Who is the 1st customer for the 787?
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:54 pm

The Boeing board of directors granted authority to offer the airplane for sale in late 2003. Program launch occurred in April 2004 with a record order from All-Nippon Airways. Since that time, 27 customers have placed orders and commitments for 379 airplanes from five continents of the world, making this the most successful launch of a new commercial airplane in Boeing's history.
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:24 pm

I am asking who will be the 1st airline to fly the 787.
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:29 pm

Just need to read what AirTran737 said, ANA is the first airline

If you wanted to know who would receive the first B787, then say it in the original post.

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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:42 pm

Quoting Ctang (Reply 2):
I am asking who will be the 1st airline to fly the 787.

The launch customer and first airline to accept delivery are two different things. You asked for the launch customer in your thread title, and your first reply says: "Who is the 1st customer for the 787?"

The first customer for the 787 was ANA.

IIRC, the first delivery slot is slated for JAL
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:15 pm

Quite a few airlines in Asia will receive 1, ONE, 787 pre-Olympics in 2008 before anyone starts receiving quantity. At least that's how all the talk was going for a long while.
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:43 pm

Where can we find out where the first 15 frames are going. ET is advertising they will receive the 787 in 2008.
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:36 pm

LOT Polish Airlines will be the first in Europe
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:59 am

Northwest will be first in North America
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:37 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 8):
Northwest will be first in North America

Or, it might be CO by default...  Wink Or would that be AC?

Anyway, there will be plenty of 787s delivered in 2008, if all goes to plan, as they will be stockpiling them pre-certification. Most of their customers are scheduled to receive their first jets in 2008, with only a few like CO and QF starting in 2009. JQ will get them in 2008, though.
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:04 am

NorthWest will receive it's planes NWA is not going anywhere they are banking on the 7E7 aka 787 to continue operations.
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:33 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 8):
Northwest will be first in North America

CO is pretty serious about being the N.American launch customer. They're willing to pay for it too. They have been working on a Dreamliner/CO hybrid scheme that looks very sharp, and will definitely pursuade the Boeing Marketing Dept, with it. We'll see!
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:33 am

The US launch customer (first to fly) is probably still open, despite the assigned slots. NWA is in a critical condition right now and taking delivery of new airframes would really be a chance, but also deeply impact their finances...
CO is more likely to take NWAs slots, IMO, or maybe even AA (or even UA) are in shape to make a quick purchase there...

I think NWA needs that plane to recover, but needs to recover to be able to afford that plane... bad call...

I wonder who the next big hit will be. BA? AA? LH? I could imagine LH to place an order with a long delivery plan, and AA doing a quick deal. BA maybe in the middle of that... Just speculating...
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:42 am

Who'll take delivery first out of NZ and QF? Considering that NZ were a launch customer and were the 1st to order of the two.

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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:14 pm

As long as the pilots do not strike at NW and force a Ch7 liquidation of the company, I can assure you that the 787 is priority numeral uno alongside of exiting Ch11 so much so that they are relatively similar in that they go hand-in-hand with one another. The 787 is litterally being designed around the way in which NW routes are setup and it is a crucial part of it's future success.

A strike by NW pilots is certainly plausible but it is not probable - therefore I believe NW 787's in August of 2008 is still most probable.
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:25 pm

When is the SV order expected to replace aging A300s?
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:29 pm

Quoting Flywithjohn (Reply 10):
NorthWest will receive it's planes NWA is not going anywhere they are banking on the 7E7 aka 787 to continue operations.

If they're banking on the 787 to save them, I'm very curious how they plan to stay afloat for the next 3 years before they receive any!
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:08 pm

I can't wait to see AA make an order  crossfingers . Although I do find myself somewhat conflicted about what it will look like. Will Boeing be able to make a shiny, metallic appearance on the composite fuselage? I realize other aircraft have composite parts, but it seems they almost always turn out kind of a primer grayish color. Anyone have any ideas? Maybe even AA will come up with some dreamliner/ AA hybrid scheme of their own? I enjoy traveling on AA's 767s, but am very anxious to see them order the new 787. I'm sure the cost will soon be recouped in excellent economics.
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:32 pm

Quoting Motorhussy (Reply 13):
Who'll take delivery first out of NZ and QF? Considering that NZ were a launch customer and were the 1st to order of the two.

As part of QF ordering B787s, Boeing gave them delivery slots from 2008 (JQ will receive the first B787s). Rumors are NZ is going to lease some B787s with delivery in 2009, one year before NZs own B787s start arriving. Last NZ delivery is in 2011
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:48 pm

There are a number of launch customers but not quite sure where to draw the line. NH is the first customer to order the 787/7E7 and will be the first to receive the aircraft in 2008.
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:23 pm

I have heard from a friend of mine that ET will receive its first Dreamliner in September 2008. Anyone who can confirm this?
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:48 pm

Cant wait to see us at Air NZ operate the 787 will be a great aircraft to fly in
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:52 pm

It seems like Boeing promised almost every customer that they would be first to get it. And almost every customer says they will be flying 787 in 2008.
 
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RE: 787 - Launch Customer

Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:47 pm

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 8):
Northwest will be first in North America

If NWA collapses, CO will take first delivery of the 787 immediately followed by AC.  bigthumbsup 
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