Saturday, November 14, 2015
Midway through November and Boeing is on track to deliver 14 787s this month with clear delivery dates for the remaining 787s that have yet to be delivered.
Boeing delivered 7 aircraft (4 787-8 and 3 787-9) to customers including KLM's first 787-9 leased from AerCap. Through November 15th, Boeing has delivered 119 787 year to date and total program deliveries stand at 347 aircraft. A planned delivery on November 16th will take Boeing to 120 deliveries in 2015 meeting their 787 delivery guidance number for the year of at least 120 787 deliveries. It appears that Boeing is on track to deliver at least 134 787s this year.
Seven Dreamliners are in line to be delivered in the next 15-16 days. These include 2 787-9 each for British Airways and United Airlines; 1 787-8 each for Oman Air and Aeromexico (leased from CIT Leasing) and finally a 787-9 for ANA. Except for the CIT (going to Aeromexico) 787-8 all the other aircraft still have to conduct a C-1 flight most of which should be done by the November 20th.
On the production front, things looks to be proceeding normally as Boeing has rolled out 5 787s and started assembly on 5 others thus maintaining the 10/month production rate. Later this week Boeing should roll out ZB561 (LN371, C-FNOI) a 787-9 for Air Canada. This is the penultimate 787 that will be assembled on the surge line in 40-24. The last 787, a 787-9 for KLM will be rolled out next month for delivery around late February.
Later this month I'll be posting the annual 787 look ahead for 2016 discussing the production and delivery expectation for the 787 program.
787 Full Production Table