Saturday, August 9, 2014

ZA006 flying again

ZA006, one of the 6 787-8 that was part of the test flight program appears to be flying according to both Flightaware and Flightradar24.  The aircraft has been at Lackland Air Force Base for about 2 years first being stored and then undergoing change incorporation and refurbishment in preparation to delivery to the Mexican Air Force for use as a VIP transport.  There's no word on delivery though it is thought that it will be delivered towards the end of the year.  Right now it appears the aircraft is doing engineering flights to verify and test the aircraft after the refurbishment.

4 comments:

TurtleLuv said...

Boeing must have seen my question on your last post and decided to do something about it :p

Piotrek_ said...

Finally! Time time to change status from re-work to production testing.
Any idea when it will return to KPAE?

Pete Templin said...

Splitting hairs somewhat, but if it's not a military plane, it's been at Port San Antonio for two years, not Lackland AFB (PSA took over the remnants of Kelly AFB, and shares the runway with Lackland). :)

Hiromichi Notake said...

ANA's new B787 will be registered as following:

ZB410(L/N319) is JA840A.
ZA142(L/N322) is JA872A.
ZB411(L/N329) is JA873A.
ZB412(L/N345) is JA874A.
ZA143(L/N358) is JA875A.