Showing posts with label Colorado Springs Airport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colorado Springs Airport. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ZA002 heading to Colorado Springs Airport today

As I had reported earlier this month, Boeing is sending the 787 (ZA002) to Colorado Springs Airport for engine tests. The tests are LRTO testing on the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. It should be there for a few days. Boeing had planned to send ZA004 but that aircraft is deep in long duration certification testing in Victorville.

Flightaware posting for ZA002

Thursday, May 6, 2010

ZA004 to head to Colorado Springs Airport next week

Boeing Photo
According to sources, ZA004 will be heading to Colorado Springs Airport next week around May 11th. The nature of the testing is not entirely known but it might be for LRTO testing of the aircraft's Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

787 Happenings

Boeing and the FAA continues on the certification flight test path with the test flight fleet accumulating just under 575 flight hours. Interestingly, flights that occurred yesterday were not posted on Flightaware for some reason and flight notifications are not being sent from Flightaware for any 787 flight.

Next week one 787 is going to fly to Colorado Springs Airport for more flight testing around May 11th. I surmise that this trip to Colorado might be for high altitude flight testing. ZA001 should return to flight test today or tomorrow and ZA002 will be flying towards the end of this week. ZA005 is still scheduled to make its first flight towards the end of May while ZA006 will follow by mid June.

Lastly, I have been keeping track of the 787 production and I found out that 4 of 5 787s for LN 26 to LN 30 will be going to Air India. LN 25 (ZA230), LN 26 (ZA231), and LN 28 (ZA232) to LN 30 (ZA234) will be for Air India. LN 27 (ZA178) will be a Japan Airlines bird. I expect that these airplanes will be in final assembly this fall.