Saturday, September 1, 2012

Some slippage seen in September 787 deliveries

Sources are indicating some slips in 787 deliveries for September but so far it doesn't seem that any of the slips are into October....yet.  The first for Qatar Airways, ZA461 (LN 58, A7-BCB) and ZA119 (LN 69, JA814A) bot hare now tentatively scheduled to deliver around September 20th.  Additionally Boeing is working some unknown issues with ZA182 (LN 70, JA828J) and delivery may take place around September 5th but may be even later.

The information thus far hasn't indicated any slide of September deliveries into October just as yet but one has to wonder what are the issues that are causing the delivery slide.

Still no word on the deliveries to Air India though there is a rumor that contractual delivery was made on ZA233 (LN 29, VT-AND) and ZA236 (LN 35, VT-ANH) on Aug. 31st.  This is yet unconfirmed and we may not know until Boeing releases its monthly orders and deliveries report for August within the next 10 days.  The airplanes are being held in Charleston over some unspecified engine issue is resolved.  I don't know if it has anything to do with the GEnx engine failure from July or not.  I'll keep an eye on it.






5 comments:

entrophian said...

If LN27 flies this early in the month there might be time to get this done and delivered before October? That would be 2 JAL birds in one month.

Uresh said...

Boeing's schedule shows delivery of this airplane this month so yes.

Dave C said...

INCIDENT - ANA 787 fuel leak aborts take off
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/05/ana-dreamliner-abort-idINL4E8K52AZ20120905

Unknown said...

Looks like Air India finally took a delivery according to FlightGlobal: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-delivers-787-to-india-after-four-month-delay-376168

entrophian said...

Ln27,66 and 69 have done most flying last couple of weeks, maybe these three frames are most likely to deliver in September?

What is the problem with Qatars frame?

2 delivered so far and probably 3 more before the end of september, that would make 5 and a new record :)

As with anything 787 I have learned not to have too high expectations on deliveries sadly.

How about 2 more AI frames this month? That would be 7.