Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Boeing delivers first 787 to Avianca....finally

Update from my earlier post.   Avianca has finally taken possession of its first 787 yesterday.  The aircraft ZA665 (LN 217, N780AV) was reported at the Everett Delivery Center by sources. This indicates that the aircraft is due to depart from Everett soon.

This aircraft had a very long gestation period at Everett spending over 6 months from the start of final assembly to delivery at Everett.  It is suspected that there were seat issues but also financing issues that held up delivery.  Avianca is expected to take three more 787s before the end of the month.

21 comments:

Vab Andleigh said...

This article is suggesting that Air India may be looking to convert some of its remaining 787-8 order into 787-9's

http://indianexpress.com/article/business/companies/air-india-to-replace-six-airbus-a-319s-with-a320neos-raise-350-m-bridge-loan/

TravelingMan said...

I guess I'd be okay with it if they did that. The 9 seats more and has better range with similar fuel efficiency. I don't know why it isn't selling more, of the 3 variants. And no, I'm not a robot.

Randall Schrock said...

What's the latest on the Azerbaijan bird?

johnv777 said...

I continue to be impressed with the Charleston assembly process. Out of the last 15 frames,the average time between roll-out and first flight is 18.6 days, with the best time being 12 days. Everett is running an average of 50.7 days between roll-out and first flight (for the latest 15 frames to fly)

John N Mitchell said...

You must consider the fact that Charleston has to fly their planes out to be painted where Everett usually does the painting on-site.

agincourt said...

That's the same point I have made a few times of late expressed a little differently. As of today Everitt has 10 built and yet to fly whereas Charleston has just one to fly. Quite a difference.

Ziggy said...

Maybe, just maybe the Everett Unions are not really happy to come to work compared to non-union Charleston. Just saying.

signed

iRobot

Piotrek_ said...

LN12 and LN13 were sold to LOT Polish Airlines:
http://www.b787register.com/airframes/airframe.php?ln=12

http://www.b787register.com/airframes/airframe.php?ln=13

Regs will be SP-LRG and SP-LRH

Uresh said...

This is speculation. This site is notorious for unsubstantiated information as it hasn't been confirmed by my sources.

Piotrek_ said...

Sure. If it true, then few people in Poland will be trying to get confirmation from carrier itself. LOT is easy target for media now, so we should know rather fast.

Paul Clark said...

Uresh

Was the Azerbaijan delivery in fact VP-BBS (L/N 247) as the delivery flight (which has just come over me in the UK) originated in Charleston rather than Everett? Season's greetings. Paul

Uresh said...

Everett

larmeyers said...

Uresh, It looks like LN11 (KAL VIP) has been delayed for several additional months and is back in the EMC... have new problems been discovered? Wishing you and all a great holiday and thanks for keeping the blog going, it's still fun to watch this aircraft come to life.

Uresh said...

It's been delayed to April. No reason given.

BoredEngr1013 said...

LN 247 for AHY delivered from CHS today as well.

Uresh said...

What is your source for LN247 delivery?

Piotrek_ said...

ureshs, you were right. LN12 and LN13 probably won't go to LOT Polish Airlines, but situation still isn't clear. It looks like deal between Boeing and LOT isn't signed, as they deffered 2 last 788s much further beyond 2016 and they want now to take delivery of both in Q1 of 2016. You will see what happen with next firing order updates...

1coolguy1 said...

Always the good sport I see the Lazy B came through so far with 14 deliveries and possibly more to come in December. With 6 delivered in November, this meets their goal of 20 which I did not expect could ever happen.
Congrats Boeing, very impressive!
Now, where are those damned seats???

983556f8-8b53-11e4-ba69-4363ec259c54 said...

LN247 was delivered with flight J23007 (AHY3007), CHS - GYD. Dep 8:04 EST, Arr 4:13 AZT

greg smith said...

It will be interesting to see if Korean will take delivery of the pre-teen no.11 dreamliner produced , soon..

Uresh said...

Not this month. Delivery has been pushed back to the March/April 2015 time frame. No reason has been given.