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cnc wrote:sn26567 wrote:Boeing is embarrassed. Air India’s accounts became public last week with the airline noting that it paid just under US$110m for its first 787. The list price, available on the internet, is US$193m.
is this not because they bought 787's without engines?
Boeing Co (BA.N) faces fresh questions over whether it can meet what was already viewed to be an overly ambitious production schedule for the 787 Dreamliner, after the aerospace company said it had found a problem with the jet's fuselage.
"We don't know if this will impact production," EarlyBirdCapital Managing Director Alex Hamilton said. "But if you have to go back and correct something and possibly change production going forward, it seems to have a good chance, in our opinion."
"We have the issue well-defined and are making progress on the repair plan," Boeing spokesman Scott Lefeber said on Sunday. "There is no short-term safety concern. Repairs, should they be needed, will be implemented in the most efficient manner possible."
Lefeber declined on Monday to say how many airplanes are being inspected, saying only that Boeing was working its way through the production line. A report from Flightglobal said three planes were affected.
Boeing has delivered five Dreamliners, all to its launch customer All Nippon Airways (9202.T). ANA said is has inspected the aircraft and that they are operating normally.
Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst at Virginia-based Teal Group, said problems related to the 787 are often magnified in the public eye because the plane incorporates new technology.
"There are people who are concerned about the use of composites. It's a minority view," Aboulafia said.
"Delamination, of course, goes to the very heart of the risk associated with this particular technology - composite materials in primary structures," he said.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Rob Stallard said the shimming issue spoke to the integrity of the composites used to make the 787, but he did not think it was a serious issue that would disrupt the program.
"When you think of the big problems we've seen on the 787 over many, many years, this just looks like noise," Stallard said. "I'm sure these things happen in the development programs all the time."
MR_Boeing wrote:Boeing is used to 'write' things in the sky during F&R/ETOPS testing and after they wrote things with the 787 and 748, they are now writing '787 followed by the Boeing logo' with a 787-8 with GE engines. Again this is part of the ETOPS testing.
At this time they have done 9 hours and they are working on the logo, 10 hours should follow...so a flight of 19 hours.
ET600 ADD2215 – 0300+1DXB 787 D
ET601 DXB0435 – 0740ADD 787 D eff 16JUN12
ET809 ADD0850 – 1330JNB 787 D
ET808 JNB1420 – 2050ADD 787 D
ET606 ADD0030 – 1515CAN 787 D
ET607 CAN2300 – 0600+1ADD 787 D
ET873 ADD0920 – 1245HRE 787 x246
ET872 HRE1440 – 1955ADD 787 x246
ET883 ADD0910 – 1215LUN 787 246
ET882 LUN1500 – 2005ADD 787 246
Spotterke wrote:Will jetairfly still get a 787 ??
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