Friday, June 22, 2012

More 787s coming out the door - June 22, 2012

Boeing is really on a roll in terms of getting 787s outthe door and prepared for delivery.  Tonight ZA536 (LN 68) will pushed out the door and parked on the 40-51 ramp to finish off minor assembly tasks before moving on to the paint hangar and then on to pre-flight.  This airplane will be the first one for LAN.   I'm not sure if the other airframes on the apron will be moved to make room for the third airplane.  Additionally, ZA262 (LN 49) for Ethiopian was moved from the Everett Modification Center to the Fuel Dock.  I suspect it will go through paint and fueling tests before moving out to flightline for pre-flight in the next couple of weeks.  Word is that we should see the first flight of Qatar's first 787, ZA461 (LN 59, A7-BCB) this Sunday but that is the rumor for now and nothing concrete as of yet.  Lastly, United Airlines confirmed that it will be receiving its first 787 in September.  More than likely this will be ZA288 (LN 53, N27904).  This aircraft is still in the EMC being prepared for delivery but recently had its GEnx engines attached.




9 comments:

nskiwi said...

thanks for the updates and info as usual. Do you remember when the United plane went into EMC? if so then I guess you could say that those builds about 3months roughly for it to complete but going to flight line..so earlier builds will take longer, or do you have a better idea of how long the early build,mid late builds will take to go through the change process? id be very surprised to see Qatar flying this weekend.

Waiting for LOT 787's said...

Hi any chance you can update us on the LOT's 787??? Thanks.

Joostdg said...

ZA461 just filled for first flight!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE461

Unknown said...

What the status of ZA506?

graeme77 said...

506 is in Japan
The interesting questions surround 507 who last flew 7 days ago - has it been delivered? And if so - why is it still in KPAE?

Uresh said...

507 delivered on the 24th and flew to Japan last night. Not at Everett anymore.

johnv777 said...

Uresh,

I see that ZA005 has been flying a lot lately. Any idea what they might be testing ?

Thanks
John

Rob said...

Speculation s ZA005 has been doing "practice runs" for the Farnborough air show. The are going to fly the Qatar bird, the first time they have had a plane fly at an air show in over 20 years. My guess is they will do something pretty special.

Rob said...

Speculation s ZA005 has been doing "practice runs" for the Farnborough air show. The are going to fly the Qatar bird, the first time they have had a plane fly at an air show in over 20 years. My guess is they will do something pretty special.