Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Another ANA 787 delivered, another being prepared

Lat night a Boeing crew flew out another ANA 787 for ANA destined for Haneda International Airport. This is ZA102, (JA804A, L/N 9) and one of the very early build aircraft that needed extensive re-work and modifications. It will probably be placed in domestic service. This is ANA's 5th 787 and there are two more waiting in the wings.

ZA117 (JA806A, L/N 40) made an appearance on the Everett flightline after passing the last few months insidethe EMC. Thanks to Johanny who gave us a link to a flickr page maintained by "Simpilot459" which shows this aircraft with lights on at the Compass Rose at Everett. This is scheduled to be the next 787 delivered.

See ZA117

However weather in the Pacific Northwest may become an issue over the next few days that may disrupt the delivery schedule. ZA236 (VT-ANH, L/N 35) was scheduled to fly yesterday but was postponed due to a winter storm that is hitting the Pacific Northwest. This storm is expected to dump snow in the region over the next few days. It's unlikely that this plane will fly its B-1 flight until the storm passes or is reduced in intensity. I'm estimating that it probably won't fly until the end of this week. Likewise, ZA117 is supposed to have it's B-1 flight around the 20th but this is looking increasingly unlikely as it was just pulled out of the EMC and will need to have its first engine start and other pre-flight activities done prior to the flight. I can't se this plane flying before the end of next week.

The end result is that deliveries will be delayed due to the storm as it moves the schedule to the right.




19 comments:

graeme77 said...

Only one thing has any certainty:
All Boeing delivery dates are consistently unreliable and never haveany buffer or contingencies built into them. Any date that Boeing gives for the 787 program needs automatic adjustment to the right regardless.

greg said...

LN9 and LN23's delivery dates should be in 2012, not 2011.

airplanedriver1 said...

Hello boys,
Does anyone know for sure which 787 LNs are planned for delivery to LAN AIRLINES?
Initially LNs 10 & 16 are shown as the airframes for LAN. Here in Chile our Chief pilot said that the Dreamliner starts operation with us in Sept. 2012?
787 LNs 10/16 are still sitting at Everett with no engines on them and they seem to be in "storage"?
Any comments would be appreciated.
Thanks and nice blog!!!
Alex.

Uresh said...

They're srill allocated to for LAN. It's still possible for those two to be delivered by Sept. 2012.

airplanedriver1 said...

Thanks Uresh!

johnv777 said...

Uresh,
We have not see a line move for almost a month now. Any word on when the next one will be ? Also nay word on progress in South Carolina?
Thanks

Uresh said...

Nothing yet. I'm still trying to get info from sources. The storm is making that hard.

PhilsStory said...

All Nippon has started regular 3 days a week service from Haneda to Frankfurt as NH203 and NH204.

Flights are visible on Flightaware as
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA203 and 204

johnv777 said...

Uresh,
Possible update to your spreadsheet, Paine Field blog shows a picture of 2 JAL frames on the flightline, JA825J, LN21 and JA822J, LN 23(?) both with engines attached.

John

Uresh said...

That change was made a couple days ago. It's already reflected in the spreadsheet.

johnv777 said...

Uresh - Did not see the engines attached comment.
Thanks
John

SNOOZE CONTROL said...

JA806A is due to fly Feb 6, deliver 19.

JA822J is due to deliver Feb 27

JA825J is due to fly Feb 7, deliver Feb 27.

AJ said...

Great post... ready for an update. Keep up the terrific reporting!

Shuan said...

No news about Air India b787 delivery???

Emily said...

Looking forward to your next update!

scott.johnson said...

Update please! And thank you for the great work!

Jim said...

I too look forward to any available updates. Thanks for the hard work Uresh.

Shuan said...

Have heard that both Japan airlines and Air India plans to take delivery of their first b787......is this true

Uresh said...

Yes that's true but it looks like JAL will receive them at the end of this month and AI will get them starting next month