Sunday, July 26, 2009

ZA101 to start final assembly soon

The second production 787 ZA101 bound for ANA will soon enter final assembly at Boeing's Everett plant. The forward fuselage section for this aircraft was delivered on Friday, July 24th and the main fuselage section was delivered this afternoon, Sunday, July 26th. This sections join the wings along with the tail/rudder and the horizontal stabilizer that are already in building 40-26. The rear fuselage has yet to be delivered but should be soon. Final assembly activities should get underway soon. Flightblgger had earlier reported on this as well as saying that parts for the ninth 787 won't arrive until sometime in August and parts for the tenth plane won't arrive until sometime in October. The slow down is attributable to the side of body structural issue that Boeing revealed on June 23, 2009.

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