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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Sat May 03, 2014 11:13 am

To the ones interested, the 787-9 to be used in the testing in CUR next week is expected to be ZB197.

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Sat May 03, 2014 7:10 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 249):

Is it just me or does LN181 have a wifi antenna installed?
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Sat May 03, 2014 7:54 pm

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 251):
Is it just me or does LN181 have a wifi antenna installed?

"Looks like line fit connectivity is a reality for 787. This United 787-9 has a little something extra on top."
http://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/462622109769142272

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Sat May 03, 2014 9:17 pm

Boeing offers two connectivity solutions for the 787-9 and it will become available for the 787-8 later this year.
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Sat May 03, 2014 10:08 pm

AirInsight published their April flight test update, see:

http://airinsight.com/2014/05/01/flight-tests-update/
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Sun May 04, 2014 9:58 pm

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 2:36 am

Next up...

Deliveries:
> ET-AOT (Ethiopian Airlines #6)
> C-GHPQ (Air Canada #1)

First Flights:
> G-ZBJF (British Airways #6)
> EI-LNF (ILFC #11/Norwegian #6)
> C-GHPT (Air Canada #2)
> B-2739 (Hainan Airlines #8)
> JA-829A (All Nippon Airways #28)
> ET-AOV (Ethiopian Airlines #8) (@ Charleston)
> VH-VKF (Qantas/Jetstar #5)
> PH-TFK (TUI Travel #6/Arke #1)

FAL Rollout:
> B-27?? (China Southern Airlines #10) (@ Charleston) -> Final Frame in Order
> HS-TQA (ILFC #13/Thai Airways #1)
> G-TUIE (TUI Travel #7/Thomson Airways #5)

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 2:41 am

Looks like Azerbaijan Airlines is trying to get out of its 787 order at the last possible minute...
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...airlines39-787-8s-for-sale-398829/
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 4:11 am

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 257):
Looks like Azerbaijan Airlines is trying to get out of its 787 order at the last possible minute...

The article speculates that the 787-8 is now too small for them (they added two A340-500s last year to boost capacity) so perhaps we shall see an order for two 777-200LRs or 777-300ERs.

As the 787s are already in Azerbaijan Airlines' customer configuration, they may be leased instead of sold.
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 1:40 pm

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 257):
Looks like Azerbaijan Airlines is trying to get out of its 787 order at the last possible minute...
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...airlines39-787-8s-for-sale-398829/
A

Well they better find a buyer soon, the 1st 787 for Azerbaijan Airlines is LN 211 and should start final assembly by the end of this month and should deliver by early to mid September.
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 2:07 pm

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 259):
Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 257):Looks like Azerbaijan Airlines is trying to get out of its 787 order at the last possible minute...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...airlines39-787-8s-for-sale-398829/A Well they better find a buyer soon, the 1st 787 for Azerbaijan Airlines is LN 211 and should start final assembly by the end of this month and should deliver by early to mid September.

How complicated would it be to reallocate their LN´s to another customer at this stage in the production process?
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 3:06 pm

Quoting Stitch (Reply 258):
The article speculates that the 787-8 is now too small for them (they added two A340-500s last year to boost capacity) so perhaps we shall see an order for two 777-200LRs or 777-300ERs.

The article is behind a pay wall. Does is mention the 787-9?
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 4:34 pm

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 260):
How complicated would it be to reallocate their LN´s to another customer at this stage in the production process?

Boeing could assemble it as "vanilla" without customer options or interiors.. and store it. the customer options can be 6-8 month lead time items.

however the interiors are being built now so those pieces that are vanilla could be reallocated, and the customer unique probably scrapped. The airline is still on the hook for BFE they purchased (and probably ready to ship) which may not be compatible with other aircraft or later builds.. Some vendors would rework lavs and galleys for resale, but then there is a warranty consideration.

I'm wondering if the whole thing isn't a pricing adjustment ploy.
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 4:40 pm

787-9s on the Seattle flightline:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/13924718478/
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 4:50 pm

Quoting hkcanadaexpat (Reply 256):
Next up...

Deliveries:

What is the latest with VT-ANC and VT-ANP?

According to FR24, VT-ANC has been ferried to CHS.
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 5:24 pm

Quoting AirIndia111 (Reply 264):
What is the latest with VT-ANC and VT-ANP?

Both have made Boeing test flights but neither has made a customer flight yet.

VT-ANA was delivered in Charleston even though built in Everett, and the same thing seems to be happening with VT-ANC.
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 6:58 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 261):
The article is behind a pay wall. Does is mention the 787-9?

No. It just mentions they need more capacity than the 787-8 offers.
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 7:02 pm

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 7:37 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 267):
Norwegian ZA579 scheduled for a B1 flight.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...9/history/20140505/1930Z/KPAE/KMWH

It was filed yesterday but didn't make it, as with many others most likely mechanical not wx.
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 7:51 pm

Quoting Stitch (Reply 266):
No. It just mentions they need more capacity than the 787-8 offers.

Well if they need more capacity the 787-9 offers some 20% additional seats and more cargo space for only a slightly larger trip cost.

And they already paid deposits for their two 787s on order.
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Mon May 05, 2014 8:52 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 133):
The first 787 for Arke is also out on the flightline in paint

LN182 has been named "Dreamcatcher".
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 12:27 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 270):
LN182 has been named "Dreamcatcher".

Yes I saw this on my twitter page. Too bad as I also sent in a name but obviously didn't win. Even so, they say that there still is a surprise for the ones who didn't win so I'm curious to know what that is.

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 9:07 am

Quoting PA515 (Reply 237):
Remember seeing a post somewhere about the paint job on L/N 175 VH-VKF for Jetstar.

Several of the JQ 787s have had paint issues. VH-VKA's is particularly bad along the top of the fuselage near the tail.
http://bit.ly/1kHxifU
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 3:21 pm

The first 787 for Thai Airways finished final assembly.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/14120737915/

[Edited 2014-05-06 08:21:29]
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 4:47 pm

Ethiopian's 6th 787 is flying away today:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH9201

[Edited 2014-05-06 09:48:30]
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 4:51 pm

Quoting zkojq (Reply 272):
VH-VKA's is particularly bad along the top of the fuselage near the tail.

that's not bad painting, but subtle cloud camouflage.
     
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 5:28 pm

To the ones interested,

Boeing 787-9 (ZB197) ETA in Curacao now between 20:00 and 20:45LT tonight.

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 5:31 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 276):
Boeing 787-9 (ZB197) ETA in Curacao now between 20:00 and 20:45LT tonight.

Prepare your camera!  
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 5:35 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 277):
Quoting A388 (Reply 276):
Boeing 787-9 (ZB197) ETA in Curacao now between 20:00 and 20:45LT tonight.

Prepare your camera!

I definately will my friend. This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity, who knows. I have been reading great tweets on your twitter page. Thanks for keeping us all informed. You are in my following list now.

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 6:25 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 276):
Boeing 787-9 (ZB197) ETA in Curacao now between 20:00 and 20:45LT tonight.

Airborne at 10 45 LT. ETA now 20 40 your time A388.

http://fr24.com/BOE197
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 6:31 pm

Any preliminary idea as to how many 787s will be delivered in May?
 
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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 6:37 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 279):
Quoting A388 (Reply 276):
Boeing 787-9 (ZB197) ETA in Curacao now between 20:00 and 20:45LT tonight.


Airborne at 10 45 LT. ETA now 20 40 your time A388.

http://fr24.com/BOE197

Great thanks my friend 

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RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 28

Tue May 06, 2014 6:44 pm

Hi All,

As this thread has gotten long Part 29 has been created. It can be found here 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 29 (by jetblueguy22 May 6 2014 in Civil Aviation) .

All posts made after the lock will be removed for housekeeping purposes only.

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