Tuesday, March 20, 2018

787 March 2018 Mid Month Update; Boeing Delivers 1st 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Though this update is a little late it's still chock full o' information. Through March 19 Boeing has delivered 8 787 (7 787-9 and 1 787-10).  The notable delivery thus far is Singapore Airlines' first 787-10 and the first 787-10 delivered to a customer airline by Boeing.  The contractual delivery took place on March 14th but the aircraft is remaining in Charleston conducting training flights in the area until March 24th.  There is a planned delivery ceremony on that day with the fly away to Singapore occurring that day as well.  Through March 19th, Boeing has delivered 27 787s (26 787-9 and 1 787-10).  Total program deliveries now stand at 663 (350 787-8, 312 787-9 and 1 787-10).

Other notable deliveries included the last two 787-9s for Xiamen Airlines.  Delivery of one of the two was delayed to March for unknown reasons but both flew away within 1 day of one another.  Xiamen now has 6 787-8 and 6 787-9s in its fleet. Also delivered is El Al's first direct purchase 787-9. until now El Al has been using 787-9s that were leased from Air Lease Corp. and Aviation Capital Group.  El Al ordered 4 787-9 and 2 787-8. Finally, Virgin Atlantic Airlines took up its penultimate 787-9 with the last one due to be delivered next month.

So far no changes to the production status as Boeing started work on 9 787s and rolled out 7 thus far this month.  The first 787-9 for Gulf Air rolled out and has already conducted its first (B1) flight.

Boeing did finalize the an order for 25 787-9s with Turkish Airlines along with 5 options.  Boeing is still working to finalize the large order with Emirates which can be done within the next 3 months and before the Farnborough Air Show in July.

Stay on top of the 787 program but viewing the spreadsheets that I have set up:

787 Spreadsheets

1 comment:

Geoff said...


The first scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London's Heathrow Airport.