Saturday, April 2, 2011

ZA001 flies to Canadian East Coast

On April 1st, ZA001 flew to Gander in New Foundland and I just founds out that she's in town to perform cross wind landing tests. Right now that's all the information I have and will try to dig to get some more.

ZA001 is closing on 1,000 flight hors flown and by my estimate has about 996 hours as of April 2, 2011. It can conceivably break through the 1,000 hour barrier tomorrow or Monday...Watch this space.

In the meantime, I am attempting to keep the 787 location database up to date so if anyone has anything to contribute, I appreciate any information you can send my way!


13 comments:

Peter said...

The province is spelled "Newfoundland". Technically, they went to "Newfoundland and Labrador" a few years back, but you don't usually hear that.

Anyway, glad to see you back.

edward said...

looks like ZA001 has broken the 1000 hrs barrier today a step into history

edward said...

is ZA004 now flyin with the pagage b engines now and is production software now install or still to be done does anyknow

Uresh said...

The aircraft has yet to be fitted with the package "B: powerplants. Not sure on the software though.

Rene said...

I notice coinciding with your April 2 update that 1 more airframe is done with SoB mods, 1 undergoing, only 1 left waiting. The day the final 2 are complete will be a symbolic day for Boeing on how 787's development problems becoming a thing of the past. Can't wait!

Uresh said...

IT's getting closer, the real challenge is getting all those 787 on the Everett tarmac ready for customer service.

edward said...

any update when ZA 004 will get pagage b engines installed

JetAviator7 said...

It is great to see this wonderful aircraft getting ready for delivery.

It will be interesting to see the reaction of passengers when the 787 enters service.

JetAviator7

All Things Aviation

edward said...

seems you are very busy again the crowd of us miss you You take care

Uresh said...

Yeha my real job has me pulling a few crazy hours nowadays.

johnv777 said...

Hello Uresh, Per the Paine Field Blog, LN21 was moved from Kilo North to Stall 102 yesterday. Hope you can get back to regular posting soon - we miss your insights.
JohnV

johnv777 said...

Uresh,
Paine Field blog shows picture of LN08 in the ATS hangar with engines installed. This is a good sign. Not sure if they are "B" package engines. Tail# is listed as N804A, but it shows N803A in your list.

GP said...

Barrons edition today has the 787 and Boeing as the cover.