Monday, March 2, 2009

New 787 Update

I just got word on some upcoming 787 activity. On March 8th there will be a line move with LN 2 finally moving out of building 40-26 and going into building 40-24. LN 1 should be moving around that time to the paint shop as well though I have yet to get a date on that.

The two remaining fuselage sections for LN 6 (ZA006), which is the final test flight aircraft and the second 787 to be powered by the GEnx engines, should arrive around the 8th or the 9th of March. Final assembly should start on March 10th and in the case of this airplane the join should only take a few days in total. This indicates that LN 6 will arrive with significantly reduced traveled work to be done.

Lastly, LN 3 (ZA 003) will get it RR Trent 1000 engines either today (March 2nd) or on Tomorrow (March 3rd).


Anonymous said...

Thanks again Uresh for the constant update on this program. Hopefully the plane will start flying soon and then we can finally see its capabilities and handicaps!

Uresh said...

I hope so too. I really do think they're over the hump with teh major impediments to first flight. Now they just have to deal with small minor issues. Thos eare the ones when taken alone don't mean much but when taken in aggregate could mena the difference between flying on June 30, 2009 and July 1, 2009