Monday, January 24, 2011

787 Update January 24

On the Everett flightline this morning is 787 line 23, Japan Airlines JA822J. This Dreamliner has engines installed and there are quite a few people working on the airplane. So let's see. 787 line numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 have flown. Line 8 is in Bay 3 of ATS Hangar 3. The only other 787 in Everett with engines is line 23, and it appears like it is being readied for flight next. Hmm. Why would Boeing skip over airplanes 10 through 22 and fly 23 next?

JAL 787s line 20 and 21 at Kilo North.

Turkish Airlines TC-JJK was moved to the compass rose after an initial engine run this evening.

Turkish Airlines TC-JJJ delivery flight to Istanbul.


  1. Ap 8 no longer has engines, they have been removed for some reason.

  2. I don't think LN 10 through LN 23 are quite ready. It's probable that 23 is in better shape especially with regards to horizontal stabilizer vs. the other aircraft. Also this is a GE powered machine so they probably want to get the production GE machine up to do ETOPS and F&R.

  3. Doeesn't LN 7 also have engines on?

  4. I heard three of the early planes are being written off (scrapped?)... True? If so, which ones and why?

  5. Boeing took a charge against earnings last year due to the first three 787 (LN 1 - LN 3 now flying) having now market value thus they will not be sold. They're not going to be scrapped.

  6. I good point was made by one of the Anonymous people. It might be that 23 is in better shape. Perhaps 10 through 20 are showing more signs of bad manufacturing in the horizontal stab.. or the ETOPs.

    Are all 10 through 20 RoylesRoyce powered planes? It could have something to do with the engines as well if they are. GE isn't having any major issues with their engines so far.


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