Monday, May 18, 2015

ZA001 to be donated to Japanese museum

Screen Grab from Flightradar24
Dreamliner 1, the first Boeing 787 will fly to Boeing Field today after spending several years in storage in Palmdale, Ca.  The aircraft will subsequently fly to Japan, perhaps around the end of this month, where it will be donated to a yet un-named Japanese museum after removal of flight test equipment.  Much of the aircraft's primary structure was built in Japan including the wings. The second and third 787s were donated to the Pima Air Museum and Museum of Flight respectively.

7 comments:

Ckeith Martin said...

I saw it on the ground at Boeing field on the way home today

larmeyers said...

I'm curious how much work/checkout was needed on ZA001 beyond installing engines before flying again. Does anyone know? Would they periodically inspect/power it up, or did it just sit? Also, pretty impressive that all 13 May deliveries are either made or showing ready on the 21st.

Daetrin said...

On your current production table, LN295 is in light green, not dark. Also, it shows LN8 as dark green & delivered where LN300 should be instead.

Thus the total of Ready for Delivery shows as 3, not 4 like it should.

David Cummings said...

Has she been donated yet all appears to have gone quiet on this

Uresh said...

Rumor is that ZA001 will fly to Japan around June 21st or so. Still no word on the museum.

Hiromichi Notake said...

According to the Nikkei Shimbun (Japanese newspaper Company), N787BA(ZA001) will be donated Nagoya Chube International Airport(Centrair).

Aircraft fans said...

Boeing and Chubu Centrair Interenational Airport jointly announced that ZA001 will be donated to the airport.
The aircraft will arrive on 13:00 22th June (JST).

http://www.centrair.jp/special/za001_2015.html