Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Updated 787 delivery information - August 29, 2012

With just a few days left in the month there's looking to be more changes for 787 deliveries this month and next.

Again please take this information with a grain of salt (a big one) as circumstances always change which alter the delivery dates.

August deliveries.

Supposedly contractual deliveries were made on ZA236 (LN 35, VT-ANH) for Air India and ZA536 (LN 68, CC-BBA) for LAN both being done yesterday (August 28, 2012) BUT there is no confirmation of either of these deliveries actually having been executed. Indications are that ZA236 should fly away today for New Delhi but again this is unconfirmed. I would take the AI delivery with a healthy dose of skepticism though the LAN bird should certainly deliver on August 30th and leave on Aug. 31st.

Additional deliveries are being planned on August 30th for ZA118 (LN 67, JA813A) for ANA and ZA182 (LN 70, JA828J) for JAL.  The later might be hard to make as it has only had two test flights and thus far nothing scheduled for today (August 29).  A notable delay is to that of Qatar Airways' first 787 which is now scheduled for mid September.  The reason is unknown for the delay.  If the above holds true then Boeing wold have delivered 6 787s in August.  We all have reason to be dubious of deliveries claims being made to Air India still it is entirely possible as Boeing has said that delivery is to be made this week.

September Deliveries.

This is where things get interesting.  According to sources, there are now 11 787s that are potentially have the ability to be delivered next month.  Here's the run down according to airline:

Air India
ZA233 (LN 29, VT-AND) - Sept. 4
ZA237 (LN 46, VT-ANI) - Sept. 17
ZA238 (LN 54, VT-ANJ) - Sept. 28 (B-1 tentatively scheduled for Sept. 1).

ZA119 (LN 69, JA814A) - Sept. 12
ZA135 (LN 66, JA815A) - Sept. 25 - conducted B-1 on August 29

China Southern Airlines
ZA382 (LN 43, B-2727) - Sept. 27

ZA263 (LN 71, ET-AOR) - Sept. 18

Japan Airlines
ZA178 (LN 27, JA824J) - Sept. 20

Qatar Airways
ZA461 (LN 58, A7-BCB) - Sept. 14 (another source told me Sept. 10)
ZA463 (LN 64, A7-BCL) - Sept. 25

United Airlines
ZA288 (LN 53, N20904) - Sept. 18

Again please take this with a grain of salt, especially any deliveries that are to Air India given the unreliability of the airline and the GoI to follow through on their commitments.  If the total number of deliveries, as outlined above, do occur then for the months of August and September Boeing would have delivered 17 Dreamliners, that's 29 for 2012 and 32 over all.  There are additional 787s waiting in the wings including the 3rd 787 built at Boeing Charleston, as well as 787s for Hainan, LAN and Ethiopian that have just recently been pulled out of final assembly and are either finishing up assembly tasks or are being painted.


johnv777 said...

Uresh, not sure if it is a typo or intentional: On your spreadsheet you show no frame in position # 1 on the 40-26 FAL, only 40-24 and 80-33. Is that because parts are delayed on LN # 82 ??


Uresh said...

Latest info I have is that LN 82 won't be loaded until 9/17. Don't know why that is.

greg said...

Today's delivery does not seem to be in your list:

Uresh said...

It is. I added it yesterday.