Monday, May 14, 2012
I just got updated information on the location of Boeing's 787 inventory that is stored or in re-work around Everett. The information is quie interesting as it shows that Boeing is focused on getting the late build 787s through change incorporation and out to the flightline. Many of the 787s that are in the EMC are airplanes 49 to 58 including ones for Qatar Airways, JAL, ANA, and Ethiopian. This shows that Boeig is focused on getting the late builds out the door first and then going back to fix the early builds which will take more time.
Meanwhile Boeing is flying ZA233 (LN 29, VT-AND) in preparation for delivery to Air India by the end of this month. ZA237 (LN46) already has had its first engine run and Boeing is saying that its first flight should come within "days" though I expect it to be some time late this week to middle of next week. This plane will deliver to Air India by the end oof June if not sooner though with Air India things could change given the turmoil within that airline.