Monday, September 17, 2012

Short post on 787 deliveries

UPDATE (9/18/2012): It appears that Boeign has delivered another 787 to Air India yesterday.  Flightaware is showing a delivery flight from Charleston to Frankfurt for AI 170 leaving at 3PM EST. 

Media reports has British Airways receiving it's first 787 in May 2013 while LOT Polish Airlines is expecting its first 787 on November 15, 2012.

Lastly, I'm hearing Qatar Airways should be taking delivery of their first 787 sometime around Thursday September 18 and fly away the following day for arrival on Saturday in Doha.  The aircraft that will be delivered will be ZA461 (LN 58, A7-BCB).  This information has not been confirmed.

15 comments:

greg said...

The delivery does not seem certain if you read this article (dated Tuesday, 18/9/2012 02:10 AM Doha Time):
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=531937&version=1&template_id=57&parent_id=56

It mentioned that:
1) Qatar are not happy about the "quality of the cabin." They "will not take a cabin even if there is just a scratch."
2) Before delivery, each plane needs to fly to Charleston to have connectivity installed, which will take place "within 30 days."

Andrew Munsell said...

Isn't the Qatar delivery supposed to be October 18th because Sept. 18th is tomorrow.

Uresh said...

Delivery is tentative for Thirsday, Sept. 19

entrophian said...

I know flightaware is buggy sometimes, but can anyone confirm that ZA338(LN58) did fly back to Charleston? I only find one flight of "BOE238".

This has buged me for a while now, any up to date pictures of the flightline at Charleston? Maybe not a mystery at all..

colpuck said...

Is UA taking delivery today? (9/18)

Andrew Munsell said...

Sadly it doesn't seem like it

HK Expat said...

Test flight #16 (yes, i've been keeping count!) planned for QAT/58 this morning... This is a record that will take a while to beat!

Uresh said...

Actually it's the 10th. Don't count the times when BOE461 flew as a 737.

nskiwi said...

finally some better news with the 787-9 now starting to progress further.
Now we are also finally starting to hear Qatar talk about the 787 issues nothing major but something to watch.
I really do hope these engineers do not go to a work to rule plan and throw Boeing into more bad news.., just sign on the dotted line...can anyone tell me what they want and what has been offered and if Boeing has offered a fair deal or are the engineers just trying to reach too far? I would be pretty disappointed if it has an effect on production and deliveries

Rob said...

Uresh, you have 6 aircraft ready for delivery. Are we going o see a flood of deliveries in the next week, or is there some kind of hold up?

Thanks!

JM said...

What about UA... I thought it was going to 9/18????

johnv777 said...

Uresh,
Do you know how many paint hangars Boeing has available for use in Ft Worth? I would suspect only one. With LN75, ZA264 Ethiopian arriving there today for painting, it might be at least a week until LN54, ZA238 Air India can fly there for painting. If I recall, the last Ethiopian frame that went to Ft Worth for painting was there for about 8 days.

Kevin Flanagan said...

Looks like the backlog has gone up by 11. ANA just added 11 787-9's.
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/all-nippon-airways-orders-11-more-787-9s-376779/

Andrew Boydston said...

Uresh,

I have a question:

I did a quick and dirty on the the Boeing delivery pace and they are about 20 short at the current pace of delivering 600 airplanes for 2012. My question is: Does Boeing count how many airplanes built and ready to deliver or how many delivered not using build numbers at the end of the year?

Michael Lowrey said...

Andrew,

Boeing counts the number of aircraft actually delivered to customers during a month, quarter or year.