Thursday, December 20, 2012

Boeing delivers 6 787s in one day, exceed their 2012 high end estimate

Boeing gave a Christmas gift (an early one at that) to its shareholders by delivering 6 787s to 6 current operators of the aircraft.  Boeing delviered one each to ANA, Air India, Japan Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Qatar Airways and United Airlines. 

So far only one has flown away (Air India from Charleston) but the other 5 should leave over the next couple of days.  The following aircraft were delivered today:

ANA - ZA510 (LN 59, JA817A)
Air India - ZA239 (LN 60, VT-ANK)
Japan Airlines - ZA183 (LN 84, JA829J)
LOT Polish Airlines - ZA271 (LN 78, SP-LRB)
Qatar Airways - ZA462 (LN 62, A7-BCK)
United Airlines - ZA287 (LN 52, N27903)

To date Boeing has delivered 46 787s overall, 43 in 2012 and 8 in December, 2012.  They may not be done as there is a possiblity they can deliver 1 or 2 more this month but more test flights would have to carried out by both Boeing and customer pilots of Air India would have to be prepared to accept one or even two more 787s that are waiting for them in Charleston.








27 comments:

nskiwi said...

Thanks for your updates Uresh, wasnt Qatar supposed to take double delivery on the 19th? Or has one been delayed or going to be delivered over the next few days?

Andrew Munsell said...

great day for Boeing. Pushing out full sales of 6 787's the day before the end of the world, jkjkjk. Wasn't the high end of the goal 46 or was it 44? I cannot remember which one it was.

Michael Lowrey said...

The publicly stated goal was a total of 70 to 85 787 and 747-8s, about equally split between the two types. This has been (mis)interpreted by many people to mean 35 to 43 of each type. Just one problem though: there was no way that the 747-8 was going to get to 42 deliveries this year. In fact, 747 deliveries for the year are currently at 29 with 31 being still possible...

The 787 goal was probably was probably between about 40 and 53.

kvde2k said...

Ah... that makes sence considering Boeing had not anticaped AI and the Chinese carriers not to take deliveries when making the prediction.

graeme77 said...

Looks like ZA464 was delivered as well:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QTR998

entrophian said...

Ok 9 in deceber was a record so far in the program.

What are the numbers for 2013? 70-80?

If Boeing can double the 2012 numbers it would be cool. They will make 7 frames a month in the end of 2013. How many EMC frames will get done during 2013? With the 9 model coming online in 2013 it will be another great year for the 787 program.

Uresh said...

They'll be producing 10/month by the endoderm 2013 not 7

TurtleLuv said...

Funny how the mothballing of these Chinese carriers' frames was just, now obviously, diplomatic posturing. Many completed Air India planes have sat around much longer than that without needing to be taped up.

Andrew Munsell said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Uresh and everyone else who follows this blog

Uresh said...

Thank you. Merry Christmas!

Fedupjohn said...

Merry Christmas Uresh to you and your family.

Kevin Flanagan said...

Looks like not everything at boeing is shut down for the holidays. Aeromexico just finalized an order for six nines!

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2546

johnv777 said...

Hello Uresh, Have you been able verify the delivery of UA LN 45 that was reported today?
Thanks
john

Rob said...

Is there any chance Air India will get some financing (maybe from the ExIm bank) to take the two birds that are ready?

50 total 47 for the year sound like a pretty good number!

Uresh said...

They should be able to take one more by the year but not 2. They take one aircraft at a time.

Rob said...

Thanks!

Do you have an early guess for 2013 deliveries?

Uresh said...

I'll be writing up a 787 year in review as well as a 2013 look ahead including my delivery projection for next year. That'll be next week.

Rob said...

Cool!....I look forward to it.

wannabuy said...

Thank you for all the updates in 2012. I might post much, but I do frequent your blog often as it is *the* resource on the 787.

Thank you.
Neil

aka Lightsaber on a.net

787 Modeling said...

Uresh, how long does it typically take for all the parts to arrive at one of the 3 assembly lines? Also when do you think LN's 98-100 will arrive at their assembly lines so LN's 101,102, and 104 can start being shipped?

-Andrew

entrophian said...

I think 1 frame gets loaded into FAL every week and one frame exits for pre flight every week. This is in Everett, in Charleston this is slower as one gets loaded once a month and one exits once a month. 4+1 a month in total.

Just count from there and you will get an idea, how long a frame is in pre flight varies though.

Andrew Munsell said...

Thanks

Steve MacLaughlin said...

Air India took delivery of another 787 yesterday from Charleston. I watched the plane takeoff an fly off into the distance just before 5pm.

TravelingMan said...

Is that the 47th delivery of the year?

Uresh said...

46th delivery in 2012

Andrew Munsell said...

Thank you Uresh for all the great updates in 2012. This blog is the resource on 787's as shown through google. I appreciate your hard work and I look forward to 2013. Happy New year to Uresh and everyone else.

Don said...

Thank you Uresh for all you do and here's to a great new year!