Thursday, June 13, 2013

Breaking: Jon Ostrower and WSJ reporting 787-10 launch

UPDATE: The WSJ says the formal launch will be at Paris and Boeing will announce launch customers from the US (United, Air Lease Corp), Europe (British Airways), and Asia (Singapore Airlines). No word on numbers or if these will be firm orders.

I only have a 140 character tweet from Jon but he's reporting that Boeing is formally launching the 787-10 with orders from Singapore, United, IAG, and Air Lease being seen as possible launch customers. If true, this news comes 4 days before the start of the Paris Air Show and a day before the first flight of the A350-900 which the 787-10 will compete directly against. Obviously Boeing is trying to steal some of Airbus' thunder with tomorrow's first flight.

10 comments:

Cedarglen said...

No unexpected. Race is ON: Who will DELIVER FIRST: 787-10 or A350? Make no mistake: Both will be fine airplanes. As both camps have discovered, functional delivery is VERY important to their customers.

TravelingMan said...

Given what the new A-350 will be able to do, it would be inconceivable if Boeing doesn't redesign the 777 as a carbon composite plane.

TurtleLuv said...

is line 21 really back in the emc? man, 20 + 21 have been in there for ages. if this is how long each early frame is gonna take to finish up, they'll be keeping the emc open another 5 years.

Andrew Munsell said...

I saw my first 787 in person flying out of IAH on June 7. I wanted to snap a picture but was in the car heading to the terminal and could not get my phone quick enough.

-Andrew

nskiwi said...

I see that the Qatar frame that has been delivered is going to the air show. Has something changed and they now no longer need to go to victorville to get inflight connectivity its done on the line, or will it still need to go back to victorville to get it installed before service??

Andrew Munsell said...

British Airways is going to order 10 -10's at the Paris Air Show
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/16/air-show-ba-787-10s-order-idUSL5N0ES0DM20130616

nskiwi said...

i know this is a 787 blog, but has any got any more info on possible commitments for 777x, ive seen a couple of reports that some will be announced at the show but still a launch date not until dubai airshow

Andrew Munsell said...

I found this cool little tool:
http://flighttracker.newairplane.com/

Coleman76 said...

Is Charleston having problems with the LAN line number 113? It seems to have been in position 4 for a longer period than usual.

Uresh said...

Nope