Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Scott Carson: Dreamliner 1 factory complete

Scott Carson was speaking at the JP Morgan Aviation conference reaffirmed Boeing's 787 schedule for first flight as by the end of the 2nd quarter this year and first delivery for the end of the 1st quarter of 2010.

He also said that Dreamliner 1 is essentially factory complete and will be going to the paint shop soon.

He said, "We have cleared all the equipment for first flight."

After painting Dreamliner 1 will go through the three gauntlet tests which also includes engines run ups and taxi tests.

Read a news report here. Also read a post by Flightblogger here.

UPDATE: In somewhat related news, Delta stated in the earnings release that the 787s they have on order are still a firm order and that they are anxious to take delivery of the 787s. Change of mind in Atlanta.

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