Friday, February 9, 2018

First production standard 787-10 to take flight today.

Second 787-10 to be delivered to Singapore Airlines - Boeing Photo
The first 787-10 that Boeing will deliver to a customer will make its first flight today from Boeing's Charleston facility.  This aircraft ZC004 (L/N 656, 9V-SCA) should make it's B-1 flight around 10:30 am local time flying to Myrtle Beach International Airport and then back down to Charleston.  The flight should last about 2 hours.

Boeing is building in more time between first flight and delivery as it is is the first 787-10 being delivered and the first 787 being delivered to Singapore Airlines thus the added time is needed between first flight and delivery.  The customer acceptance flight (C-1) should take place around March 2nd, and delivery should occur on March 14th, 2018.

Singapore Airline is expected to take delivery of 8 787-10s this year including two aircraft that were part of the 787-10 flight test program.  All together there were three test flight airplanes and all three are now located back in Charleston where they will now undergo change incorporation and re-work to get them to FAA certification standards and to remove flight test equipment and install the passenger cabin.

6 comments:

Rajaram Pejaver said...

What are the upcoming aircraft with variable numbers starting with ZE ?

Uresh said...

They’re 787-9s

nskiwi said...

Do you have any idea how much change incorporation and rework is required?

Uresh said...

All three test flight aircraft should be delivered during the second half of this year.

NCPx said...

Are you able to say what makes the "ZE" variants different from "ZB" 789s?

Uresh said...

All I know is the difference in ZE and ZB relates to different configurations. I don't have any other details unfortunately.