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AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:42 pm
by LY777
AF will receive its first 787 in fall 2016, and the 2nd in April 2017.
Glad to see that AF will finally get the 787  http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/201...787-dans-la-flotte-a-l-automne.php

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:02 pm
by kl838
Is it a direct replacement of the A340? If that is the case, SXM will be served by two 787 aircraft and potentially an a350 by Air Caraibes. Now only if we knew what KLM is going to replace the 744 with, I am going to try an get a few more flights on the 744 before they leave the fleet.

As much as everyone hates the AF livery for being boring, I think its quite classy. It has been the first few Eurowhites and is a classic like LH. It won't look better than KL's but it will be a very pretty aircraft.

Any idea on the types of seats being fitted? Will it be the Zodiac Cirrus or a newer version?

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:24 pm
by CF-CPI
Quoting kl838 (Reply 1):
As much as everyone hates the AF livery for being boring, I think its quite classy.

Agreed. It was the first of the Eurowhites, and the livery was a fresh approach at the time. Then came more Eurowhite, Ameriwhite, Latinwhite, Asiawhite, UKwhite, everywhere a white white.

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:44 pm
by Norcal773
Quoting kl838 (Reply 1):
As much as everyone hates the AF livery for being boring, I think its quite classy. It has been the first few Eurowhites and is a classic like LH. It won't look better than KL's but it will be a very pretty aircraft.

If they can somehow manage to keep them clean, yes.   

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 2:29 am
by hkcanadaexpat
Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
AF will receive its first 787 in fall 2016

Mid-November to be more precise.
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RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 12:30 pm
by euroflyer
Quoting kl838 (Reply 1):
Any idea on the types of seats being fitted? Will it be the Zodiac Cirrus or a newer version?

I think nothing has been confirmed yet on seats. Would love to see a slight update of the ZodiacCirrus or even something from B/E, why not  

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 2:01 pm
by Sooner787
According to the production table on 787blogspot.com,

AF's 1st Dreamliner is L/N 500 and will be assembled in Everett

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:13 pm
by SaabFA71
Is this the -800 or -900 that they will be taking?

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:28 pm
by EddieDude
Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 6):
According to the production table on 787blogspot.com,

AF's 1st Dreamliner is L/N 500 and will be assembled in Everett

It is going to be a -9, right?

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:34 pm
by Polot
Yes, all of AF's 787s are for the -9. AF/KL do not have any -8s on order (KL has a half dozen -10s on order).

RE: AF To Receive Its First 787 In Fall 2016

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 2:02 am
by blueflyer
So far the AF-KLM board of directors has formally signed off on accepting only the first two aircraft in the order, and even then the vote was not unanimous. The three directors selected by the French government and one of the independent directors voted against the induction of the first two aircraft.

When the aircraft were ordered, management said the growth of the company and the arrival of new aircraft was conditioned upon reaching another agreement with the unions over further cost cuts and productivity increases (the Perform 2020 plan). The four directors want management to hold firm and not accept the 787s until all unions have signed on to the new plan.

They did not change their mind after management explained the cost of delaying deliveries and the lost efficiency gains, but sources say the rest of the board asked management to use the first two 787s to replace existing aircraft, not to grow the fleet.

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