Thursday, October 4, 2012

Air India looks to receive first Charleston built 787 tomorrow and other delivery information

Brendan Kearney of the Charleston's Post and Courier, reports that Boeing will deliver the first 787 (first commercial jet airplane) built outside of the Puget Sound region tomorrow to Air India.  The delivery was held up (again) due to Government of India bureaucracy.  According Kearney, Boeing spokesperson told him that the airplane will be delivered tomorrow morning at about 8:30AM EDT in a "low key" ceremony that will end 90 minutes later.  There will be a few minor officials at the "ceremony." The aircraft is due to fly away to India on Oct. 6th.  The aircraft ZA237 (LN 46, VT-ANI).

In other delivery news, a posting on Airliners.net revealed a tentative plan for 787 deliveries in October. Here they are listed BUT PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE ARE TENTATIVE AND MORE THAN LIKELY WILL SHIFT. PLEASE DO NOT CRITICIZE IF THE PLAN DOESN'T MATCH REALITY.  NO ONE, INCLUDING BOEING HAS MUCH CONTROL OVER FACTORS THAT DETERMINE THE EVENTUAL DELIVERY DATE.

Air India
ZA237 (LN 46, VT-ANI)
ZA238 (LN 54, VT-ANJ)

ANA
ZA511 (LN 63, JA816A)

Ethiopian Airlines
ZA261 (LN 44, ET-AOP)
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)
ZA461 (LN 58, A7-BCB)
ZA463 (LN 64, A7-BCL)

United Airlines
ZA290 (LN 77, N26906)

Possible Delivery in October:

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

Through October 3, 2012 Boeing has delivered 27 787, 24 in 2012 alone and 1 in October.








3 comments:

Andrew Boydston said...

I very much appreciate your snap shot summary at the top of your charts. It really is nice to get a big picture snap shot right up front before gleaning through the other charts.

Thank you you for your due diligence in reporting Boeing 787 Status.

Uresh said...

Thanks, much appreciated!

greg said...

All airplanes listed for delivery in October are physically spotted or sitting on the flightlines in either Everett or Charleston.