Sunday, January 10, 2016

Boeing officially reports 135 787 deliveries in 2015



On Thursday, Boeing reported delivering 135 787 during the past year exceeding it's guidance of more than 120 deliveries.  A year ago I had predicted that Boeing would deliver 138 787s so it was very close.

In December, Boeing delivered 9 787:  3 787-8 and 6 787-9s.  All these airplanes were delivered just before Christmas as Boeing went on its annual Holiday shutdown.  During the same time 11 787s were rolled out in order to be prepared for delivery in the coming months.  Because of the Holiday Season, Boeing will roll out only 9 787s but have tentatively scheduled deliveries of 10 Dreamliners as well as starting the final assembly on 8 other 787s.

Boeing also booked 2 787-9 in December but also saw a reduction of 2 787-10 that were on order from United Airlines.  Now, curiously, the firing order shows one additional 787-9 for United Airlines (they have 18 on order with 13 delivered but 6 787-9s in the firing order).  It may be possible that United converted 2 -10 into -9 but the -9 just haven't showed up on the order table just as yet.

Deliveries this month tentatively include:

3 x 787-9 to Saudi Arabian Airlines
1 787-9 each to Vietnam Airlines (leased from AerCap), United Airlines, British Airways, LAN and Virgin Atlantic Airlines
1 787-8 each to Japan Airlines and Qatar Airways

Some of these aircraft have yet to be painted (3rd Saudi Arabian and Qatar) and one has yet to fly its B-1 flight (British Airways) with 3 weeks left in the month.

Later this month Boeing will have it's 4th quarter earnings conference call and I expect that they will shed some light on 787 delivery guidance as well as program profitability and, more importantly, the progress on reducing deferred production costs.

This is my first post in 2016 and I only has one post last month due to being on vacation.  However I did manage to get some pictures and video of 787s abroad:

Air India 787-8 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, India. Registration Unknown, an IL-76 of the Indian Air Force is behind.


Air India 787-8 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, India. Registration Unknown, an IL-76 of the Indian Air Force is behind.

Air India 787-8 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, India. Registration Unknown, an IL-76 of the Indian Air Force is behind.
Air India 787-8 at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India, Reg. VT-AND, Air India's 2nd Dreamliner
Air India 787-8 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, India. Registration Unknown, an IL-76 of the Indian Air Force is behind.
Air India 787-8 at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India, Reg. VT-AND, Air India's 2nd Dreamliner



Air India 787-8 at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India, Reg. VT-AND, Air India's 2nd Dreamliner
Air India 787-8 at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India, Reg. VT-AND, Air India's 2nd Dreamliner

Etihad Airways 787-9, Registration: A6-BLE at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Etihad Airways 787-9, Registration: A6-BLE at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 747-8I, Reg.: A6-PFA at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 777-300ER, Reg.: A6-SIL at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 777-300ER and 787-8 behind it (reg.: A6-PFC) at Abu Dhabi International Airport



My video taken Abu Dhabi International Airport at take off.  In it you will see an Etihad 787-9, Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 787-8 and 747-8I as well as the new terminal that is being constructed.

8 comments:

1coolguy1 said...

Uresh -
I have never seen open doors on a commercial plane before your pictures of the AI at Gandhi without a supply truck or a jetway in position.
Is this why you included so many pictures?
Not being a foreign traveler, is this a somewhat common sight?
As there are no signs of personnel it makes for a security nightmare.

Uresh said...

They were running some sort of tests as the navigation lights were on. The jet bridge wasn't attached and it wasn't anymore of a security threat if the doors were closed.

agincourt said...

Any particular reason that the Everitt paint shop is not used much at the moment

1coolguy1 said...

The pre-delivery flights are now down to 4 or 5. Anyone know how many there are for the 737? The 777?

b767300er said...

737: 3
777: 4 to 5

b767300er said...

737:3
777:4 to 5

b767300er said...

737: about 3-4
777: about 4-5

1coolguy1 said...

b767300er - thanks!