Saturday, May 11, 2013

Air India 787 to perform at Paris Air Show

This is plain speculation on my part but Boeing may be prepping ZA242 (LN 90, VT-ANN) for Air India to put on a flying display at this years Paris Air Show in mid June.  The aircraft flew to Boeing Field last week then flew a flight on Friday at BOE787.  I believe that this flight was practice flight for an aerial demonstration at the show. Given the flight number it flew under is normally reserved for special marketing flights or for air show flights, I feel that this is strong evidence that this aircraft will by at the Paris Air Show.  If so this aircraft probably won't be delivered to Air India until mid to late June.

7 comments:

Randy Austin said...

Change that to ZA242, ZA240 has been delivered.

Geoff Mcmahon said...

ZA 5 is back in the air going to the Paris air show?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE5

Uresh said...

No it's doing PIP 2 certification flights

1coolguy1 said...

Anyone tracking how many delivered planes for each carrier have been refitted with the new battery?

5ff6fda6-503b-11e1-95cd-000bcdcb2996 said...

In reply to 1coolguy1 there is detailed information on 787 battery modification/flight tests on both the JAL and ANA websites that shows the status of each airframe.

Dave C said...

Can you send us a link if those modifications?

Andrew Munsell said...

Here:
https://secure.ana-g.com/anacom/cgi-bin/787/pdf/repair_e.pdf

https://secure.ana-g.com/anacom/cgi-bin/787/pdf/service_e.pdf

http://www.jal.com/cms/en/corp_00229.html

-Andrew