Friday, December 24, 2010

787 Certification Flight can start as early as January 3rd

Sources have told me that certification flight testing on the 787 can start again as early as January 3rd though it still depends on the results of the Boeing flight tests (testing the software fix) and the FAA's final approval to resume the certification program.

ZA004 made a successful return to test flight yesterday by flying a 1 hour and 35 minutes test flight around the Seattle/ Puget Sound region.

Here's the current flight test statistics that I've been keeping:



On Dec. 20th there was a line move and the 31st 787 (ZA117/LN31 for ANA) entered final assembly in Boeing's 40-26 final assembly building. LN 27 (ZA178 for Japan Airlines) went to the paint hangar. I have a fully updated spreadsheet below of the current status of the 787s around Everett:

6 comments:

Don Schofield said...

In the Production and Dispositon schedule LN8 and LN11 are both shown as JA804A - which one is correct? Additionally, LN23 is shown as JA122J - should this be JA822J?

Uresh said...

Both LN 8 and LN 11 have the same registration number painted on them..I don't know why but it'll probably change before they're delivered. I'll have to check into the reg. for the LN 23.

scott.johnson said...

Do you know if cert. flights started up again?

Uresh said...

No they have not yet restarted certification test flights.

A380 said...

You have LN023 as JA122J, this should be JA822J.

Uresh said...

Yes I know. I'll be making changes to that soon.