Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Boeing delivers 14 787 in August. On pace to exceed their 787 delivery guidance



Boeing is on pace to exceed their guidance of at least 120 787 deliveries in 2015.  As of the end of August, Boeing has delivered 90 787s with 14 air frames being handed over to customers in the past month.  To date, Boeing has delivered 318 787s since program deliveries began 4 years ago.

August ended with a flurry of deliveries, with 6 aircraft being delivered in a span of 3 days (the 28th to the 31st).  Counted in this total is ZB001, the first 787-9 built delivered to Air New Zealand and Thai Airways final 787-8 leased from AerCap.  Of the 14 delivered, 8 were 787-9 and 6 787-8; this marks the first time that 787-9 deliveries exceeded those of the -8.  I expect this to continue for the foreseeable future.  One aircraft, the 3rd 787-9 for Vietnam Airlines has been delivered but is not due to leave Everett until later in September.

For September, we're looking at as many as 13 deliveries and this list does not include deliveries to PrivatAir and Kenya Airways.  The aircraft deliveries to Kenya Airwyas is being held up by financing, mainly the lack of Ex-Im financing since Congress had let the Export-Import bank charter expire.  These aircraft are being stored at Everett with PrivatAir flying to Everett on Aug. 30th and the two Kenya jets flown to Everett on today, September 1st.  The two Kenya airplanes are being stored on the runway storage at Paine.  PrivatAir may be delivered soon as I was told by David Wren that Boeing ferried it to Everett so that the customer wouldn't fly it away in the middle of tropical storm Ericka.  However, the failure of Congress to renew the Export-Import bank may cost Boeing more 787 deliveries in the future.

Boeing has to deliver an average of 7.5 787 each month until the end of the year but it is still my belief that they can deliver 130 to 135.

787 Full Production Table

9 comments:

1coolguy1 said...

Congress not approving the Ex-Im bank extension is truly one of the dumbest things I have ever seen Congress do. It backs US companies exports and EXPORTS are where jobs can come from, through their manufacture. What sense can this make? Jeeez........

Ron said...

Interestingly enough it is one of the few programs that is profitable, supports jobs and has over 99.8% payback rate

Ron said...

....and also supported by Eusenhower, Kennedy, Ford, Reagan, Clinton and Bush. Non-partisan

b767300er said...

Anyone knows when KLM PHBHA will consuct her B1 flight?

David Cummings said...

Does anyone know whoch 787 deployed its slide at stand at LHR this week?

Traveling Man said...

Interesting article on seat size and standards.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-petition-calls-for-airline-seat-standards-20150904-story.html

HK Expat said...

With the Chinese President visiting Everett on Sep 23rd, should we expect to finally see the announcement of that mega Hainan 787-9 order? Also perhaps a Xiamen Airlines top-up order?
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Uresh said...

I think so.

Pete Templin said...

Any thoughts/insight on what appears to be quite the pattern of recent Charleston builds needing to advance to positions 5 and 6? LN 353's been in the barn for six weeks, and according to my (crude) notes, LN 349 first entered final assembly on 7/23 and didn't emerge until 9/12. I guess it's a good thing they've got the positions, but it doesn't seem to bode well for rate increases if the planes spend MORE time in the plant, not less.