Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Updated 787 Delivery Information for September and October

According to a posting on (huge thanks and props to RobK), Boeing is looking to finish off September with four more deliveries over the next three days.  The usual suspects are targetted for September:

Air India - ZA237 (LN 46, VT-ANI)
ANA - ZA135 (LN 66, JA815A)
Ethiopian - ZA263 (LN 71, ET-AOR)
Qatar Airways - ZA461 (LN 58, A7-BCB)

I think that ANA and Air India should deliver tomorrow with Ethiopian dleivering around Friday and Qatar on Saturday.  This is mearly speculation on my part. As always take this information with a grain of salt.  If the above does occur and they're all delivered by September 30, then Boeing would have achieved 10 787 deliveries this month.

However Boeing is looking to at least try to equal that number in October. Boeing is attempting to deliver 10 787s next month as well:

Air India - ZA238 (LN 54, VT-ANJ)
ANA - ZA511 (LN 63, JA816A)
China Southern Airlines - ZA382 (LN 43, B-2727) - This is a big maybe for October
Ethiopian - ZA261 (LN 44, ET-AOP) and ZA264 (LN 75, ET-AOS)
Hainan Airlines - ZA430 (LN 73, B-2728)
LAN - ZA537 (LN 74, CC-BBB)
Qatar Airways - ZA460 (LN 57, A7-BCA) and ZA463 (LN 64, A7-BCL)
United Airlines - ZA2990 (LN 77, N26906)

Again take this information with a grain of salt as circumstances do change.


Up_in_the_air said...

Info for CZ and HU 787: Boeing has some unsettled issues going on with CAAC (Civil Aviation Admin. of China). China Southern and Hainan 787 will be postponed for undefined time. The possibility of delivering first 787 to CZ and HU in October is low. Boeing is targeting the end of this year to deliver first 787 to China during its "40 Years Serving China" event.

Andrew Boydston said...

October is less important then December. Many to do Items need reconciliation throughout Oct., Nov., and December. Any Delivery slack from Oct, and November will probably have to be taken up by Mid December. Slack meaning time spent on customer considerations rather than production snags. Production snags have to remain nonexistent through December. However, customers are an uncontrolled part of the puzzle (Air India, Qatar and others). The juggling, customer accommodations, and units ready for delivery will be interesting dance during the next 90 days. Boeing will get a number out door but they will not be controlled by the calendar. Anything not done by December ending will pad January count. My two cents.

HK Expat said...

Any idea what frames replaced ETH/44 and LOT/61 in the EMC?

HK Expat said...

Hi Uresh,

Any word on the Charleston production line? Its been 40 days since the last line move. The previous line move was done in 25 days so something must be happening.


Fedupjohn said...


How long were LN44 and LN66 in the EMC ? I seemed it was about the begining of the month that you did the major update of line movements in your chart.

Fedupjohn said...


My typo LN66 was supposed to be LN61...sorry

Michael Lowrey said...

Now over halfway through change incorporation work at Everett -- EMC work now complete on 28 of the 55 frames that have to go through there.

Anonymous said...

The first UA 787 is on its way to IAH.

Andrew Boydston said...

FlightAware Tracking @

UAL Flight Type 788

Use this link to time arrival ceremonies.

Anonymous said...

i have a feeling deliveries are going to come to a sudden halt or back to a dribble if even that. Looks like the engineers are not going to come to an agreement anytime soon and heading towards strike action, and also an gen 787 engine with a cracked shaft that hasnt even flown, hopefully boeing can push through as many deliveries before the contract deadline passes with the engineers, and hopefully they can sort out this engine issue pronto

Cedarglen said...

Thanks for the great update. Just for fun, please update us AGAIN about the Line number break where lottle or no post-build modification is necessary. I keep thinking uit is LN 66; lower needs r e-work and higher can just fly into service as-is. Boeing is paying a t errible price for the re-work necessary on the earlier airfames, but at least they are finally delivering some Ready-to-Fly airplanes directly from the assembly line. Again, what is th e break-point number? I 'm still thinking LN-66, but I don't really know. Assuming that LN-66 or something close to that is correct, are the post-66 airplanes 'really' ready to fly when they leave the assembly line? Honestly, how close is Boeing to achieving the Build and Fluy routines that they have achieved with the 777 and 737 lines. WHile the 777 linen is much slower, they seem to produce service-ready 737s almost as fast as one might produce cup-cakes! What's the real poop on today's 787 production? Are the newest ones, fresh off the line really ready to fly B1s, C1s and be delivered? Thanks. -C.

Weijie Deng said...

Due to the current unsettle dispute between CAAC and Boeing, the 787 is not yet certified for airworthiness by CAAC. Therefore it is very unlikely to see the 787s to be delivered to Chinese airlines, both CZ and HU in October. Again, if China Southern is not getting their 787, Hainan will neither.