Wednesday, August 16, 2017

787 Mid Month Review for August 2017

Number
Testing Complete3
To be assembled in Everett156
To be assembled in Charleston120
Parts Arriving6
Undergoing final assembly8
Storage0
Storage/Change Incorporation and Re-Work0
Change Incorporation and Re-Work0
Pre-Flight Prep12
Production Testing4
Non Customer Flight Tests4
Ready for Delivery6
Donation3
Delivered580
TOTAL902


As the summer is drawing to a close, Boeing continues 787 deliveries and production at 12 per month thus there is an absence of the usual summer time slow down probably to make up for the slow down in production bought on by the introduction of the 787-10.  In the past two plus weeks Boeing has delivered 3 787 (all -9s) and have 9 more being readied for delivery by the end of this month.  6 of the 9 already have had their customer flights while the other three have had their first flights.  El Al's first 787-9 should be delivered around Friday, August 18th.  Air India should be receiving 2 more 787-8s as well leaving one more left on their order of 27 Dreamliners.

Production wise, Boeing has rolled out 7 airplanes thus far and started final assembly on another 7. Among the aircraft that should roll out over the next two weeks will be QANTAS' first 787-9.  This airplane should be on the 40-51 Ramp in about 1 week.  Air India's last 787-8 should also roll out by the end of the month.

In 787-10 testing, Boeing has racked up over 525 flight test hours with ZC001 doing most of the heavy lifting in support of certification followed by ZC036 and then ZC002.  The aforementioned ZC001 is currently in Victorville, Ca. while ZC036 is still in Seattle and ZC002 is in Charleston.  Boeing should begin final assembly on the ZC003 early next month.  This is the first -10 that will be delivered to a customer (Singapore Airlines).  I fully expect that this aircraft will also do some flight test activities (functionality and reliability testing).  This would follow what Boeing did for the 787-9 program where they had 5 airplanes performing flight tests including 2 production aircraft in addition to the 3 flight test airplanes.  I expect that ZC037 which will be a production 787-10 with GE engines to perform a similar function around the middle of next year.

18 comments:

Sid S said...

When will/how will LOT 787 be repair in YYZ?

PeterA380 said...

Just out of interest concerning Norwegian. The 787's operate under "Norwegian Long Haul" while the 737's operate under Norwegian Air International"

787ch said...

Uresh, your 787 page is a historic document approaching ten years. We remember the "dark days" of setbacks in engineering, testing and initial flight operations and are getting close to 600 planes delivered. And throughout this period, your comprehensive, precise and excellent reporting.

Have you ever thought about issueing a PDF / Book / HTML version of the first 10 years which you can celebrate with your blog in April 2018 ? If you start a crowdfunding effort to fund your time and work, I am in. Kind regards from Switzerland, Peter

787ch said...

Uresh, your 787 page is a historic document approaching ten years. We remember the "dark days" of setbacks in engineering, testing and initial flight operations and are getting close to 600 planes delivered. And throughout this period, your comprehensive, precise and excellent reporting.

Have you ever thought about issueing a PDF / Book / HTML version of the first 10 years which you can celebrate with your blog in April 2018 ? If you start a crowdfunding effort to fund your time and work, I am in. Kind regards from Switzerland, Peter

Uresh said...

Thanks for the kind words! Maybe that's something I do when I have a little bit more time to devote to it!

Fedupjohn said...

Great Idea

1coolguy1 said...

AA line #587 has 14 flights to date - This will be their 30th delivery, so what is the back story on why so many flights?

Uresh said...

It did some non customer FAA testing.

NCPx said...

Uresh, your rapid response to 1coolguy with a precise explanation is (just) one of the MANY reasons we review your site and info and comments regularly. I echo 787ch and Fedupjohn.

Uresh said...

Thank You!

HK Expat said...

LN 750 = Air Tahiti Nui

kpk said...

LN 758 - so excited - will it be an airline thats not announced yet!?

kpk said...

is bfl code pia?

larmeyers said...

Uresh, do you know if they are planning to ferry out pre-delivery air-worthy aircraft out of CHS before Irma?
https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/905925980983889920

Uresh said...

Probably those that have already flown, the others will probably have to be stored inside

Uresh said...

LN 758 is for Juneyao Airlines

Uresh said...

BFL is Bank of Communications Leasing

kpk said...

747-8i order for Turkish and Malaysia 787 order!