Friday, February 24, 2012

Boeing Targets June For 787 Surge Line Startup | AVIATION WEEK

Boeing Targets June For 787 Surge Line Startup AVIATION WEEK

13 comments:

graeme77 said...

Hi Uresh
Some questions: Is it clear why the LN29 aircraft at Lackland AFB has been there for so long? (7 months) Is this the amount of time it takes to rework these aircraft? (At least from LN7 to LN29) Or has the aircraft not been worked on constantly throughout this period?
And, which was the last aircraft to receive the "side of body" modifications?

Shuan said...

Got news about first Air India B787-8 which will be on display in Indian Air Show from march 12-16 with full Air India livery,interiors etc. The aircraft is supposed to configure with best seats.

johnv777 said...

Hi Uresh,
Brendan Kearney is reporting that LN46, ZA237 has moved to position # 4 in Charleston, and has engines attached.
http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/feb/27/scs-first-dreamliner-moving-smoothly-through-boein/

Joostdg said...

Nice John thats good news! Any Idea if they will start production on more then these 2 frames any time soon?

johnv777 said...

According to Brendan, the next Air India Frame (LN # 54) is still in position 1 as Uresh's spreadsheet shows, and there is another frame in position 0, but Brendan did not know the know the Line #.

johnv777 said...

Joostdg, According to Brendan, the next Air India Frame (LN 54) is still in position # 1, as Uresh's spreadsheet shows. In addition there is a frame in position 0, LN unknown.

johnv777 said...

Picture of LN#46, ZA237 being moved to Position 4 at Charleston

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingcompany/6939994393/

Joostdg said...

I wonder if it will be the LOT (l/n61) thats in position 0 at Charleston. Good to see that plant spinning up.

Shuan said...

Any new news about B787 production and delivery dates???

Shuan said...

Only 1-2 B787 is likely to be delivered in March for ANA. JAL/AI will recieve 1st B787 in April/May

Joostdg said...

Just found this articel
http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1330990396.html

seems good news?

any updates on de production and delivery's?

ra said...

I thought they were ramping up to 10 per month by the end of this year. Now they are saying by the end of 2013. Am I mistaken or did they change their forecast?

Uresh said...

Ra,
You are mistaken. It has always been their plan to be at 10/month by end of 2013. They'll be at 5/month by the end of this year.