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AA's first Boeing 787 / 787-8 arv. Jan 2015; discussion, deliveries

AA's first Boeing 787 / 787-8 arv. Jan 2015; discussion, deliveries

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American Airlines' first Boeing 787 / 787-8 "Dreamliner" delivered at DFW Jan 2015
discussion, current and future deliveries, 1st delivery video link

American Airlines has ordered 16 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Deliveries were delayed by aircraft design and assembly issues, but began to be delivered in 2015. 16 788s are on order (plus 26 787-9s and options for more). Seating configuration is 28 Business Class, 48 Main Cabin Extra and 150 Main Cabin. Typical range would be JFK and HKG or JNB.


With a typical capacity of 242 passengers and a range of 7,355 nautical miles (13,621 km), the -8 is the base model of the 787 family and was the first to enter service in 2011.[257] With a length of 186 feet (57 m) and a wingspan of 197 feet (60 m), it is the third Boeing widebody after the 747SP and the 777-200LR wider than its length. The 787-8 is targeted to replace the Boeing 767-200ER and -300ER, as well as expand into new non-stop markets where larger planes would not be economically viable. Link to full Wikipedia article
Inside American Airlines Newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The Dallas Morning News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOwvyAeVANQ
General and interior coverage video (4:16)

Configuration: C28 W48 Y150. #1 of 16 787-8s and 26 787-9s on order (total 42 787s including 787-9s and options for another 58).

Currently active: 17

N800AN, N801AC, N802AN, N803AL, N804AN, N805AN, N806AA, N807AA, N808AN, N809AA, N810AN, N811AB, N812AA, N813AN, N814AA, N815AA, N816AA.

Upcoming deliveries (type, estimated date):

N820AL (789, 22SEP16), N821AN (789, 12OCT16), ZB448 (789, 28OCT16), ZB449 (789, 15DEC16), ZB450 (789, 11JAN17), ZB451 (789, 27JAN17), ZA918 (788, 06FEB17), ZA919 (788, 16MAR17), ZA920 (788, 30MAR17), ZB452 (789, 17MAY17), ZB453 (789, 23MAY17), ZB454 (789, 16JUN17), ZB455 (789, 27JUL17), ZB456 (789, 21AUG17).

Please see AA publicly announces initial Boeing 787 / 788 routes 11 Feb 2015 for announced route and inaugural flights information.

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Originally Posted by itchief View Post
2nd 787 on it's way to DFW.

N801AC B787-8 American Airlines Delivered
L/N 249 C/N 40619 B787-8 N801AC AMERICAN AIRLINES
Dep CHS 11:22 EST ETA DFW 12:45 CST
N800AN, American Airlines' first Being 787-8 Dreamliner, c/n 40618, line no. 241, reg no. N800AN, fleet ("tail") #8AA, has been announced as arriving DFW for flight trials etc. today, 23 Jan 2015. AA9702 departed PAE (Everett, WA) 14:07 hrs Friday, 23 January 2015, landed DFW at approximately 19:00 (local times).

PR News Wire: American Airlines Welcomes First Dreamliner

Originally Posted by JonNYC View Post
1st AA 787 scheduled to be delivered as AA9702, this Friday (23 Jan 2015) PAE-DFW, arriving DFW at 4:21pm
The first AA 787-8, N800AN, has been built; flight testing began 6 January 2015 with the article currently referred to as "BOE-817".

(Post #186 by JonNYC in the archived thread has details for the 787-9.)

Originally Posted by American Airlines
Boeing 787s
We have plans to acquire 42 state-of-the-art 787(-8) Dreamliners, which are currently scheduled to be delivered starting in late 2014
The All Things 787 Blog states American has 16 787-8s and 26 787-9s on order.

Dallas Morning News (30 Jan 2015): American expects to accept 12 Boeing 787-8s in 2015.

JonNYC depicts what the J cabin layout is likely here in the deliveries thread.

Bloomberg (27 Mar 2015 - see post #144 from tom911) says ships 3 and 4 are parked "in the Mojave desert" until a seats shortage is sorted out.

some final tweaks, incorporating details gleaned from photos:


roadwarrior84 shares some interior photos he found online, herein the old thread.

The obsolete thread is ARCHIVE: AA 787 Orders / Delays / Changes / Delivery Dates, 2012 and later (consolidated).



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Old Feb 21, 15, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by pauleeepaul View Post
Well that was a tease
Indeed
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Old Feb 21, 15, 10:47 am
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If you ever want to see what's going on at Paine Field, there's a blogger that posts photos here. Front and center today is a new AA 787.
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Old Feb 21, 15, 2:47 pm
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I posted this in the inaugural flight thread but I can repost it here for you.

I was in Charleston yesterday visiting some family and I noticed on my arrival into CHS 5 new 787's on the tarmac outside the Boeing facility. (UA,AC,AA,HU,AI) I had my brother drive me around the plant so I could take some pictures. (yes, Boeing security chased me down and requested I delete all my photos, obviously I did not comply)

On our way from lunch I look up from the car and lo and behold, there's the AA 787 coming back from it's test flight (pic 4).

I hope you enjoy the pics, like I said I had to work fast due to security so I apologize for the quality and or angles/lighting.


http://imgur.com/zeQX4h1
http://imgur.com/QRchPhY
http://imgur.com/oIgl5zc
http://imgur.com/GRMFR8x
http://imgur.com/bAnqHbn
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Old Feb 21, 15, 3:33 pm
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This link has a picture from yesterday of the 3rd AA 787-8 making it's first flight.

http://kpae.blogspot.com

Edit: My link is the same as blakepilot's link

This is a link for Boeing test flights that is updated a few times each week, 3rd picture down is another shot of the AA 787

http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com

Here is another link for updated 787 info

http://nyc787.blogspot.com

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Old Feb 21, 15, 6:24 pm
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please see post#89 for photo update...

on two brand new AA 788s at Boeing's plant in Everett, WA.
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Old Feb 22, 15, 11:17 am
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The most recent AA 788 photo at airliners.net.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d611ccefa703b1
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Old Feb 23, 15, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by Hollinger Clarke View Post

Most importantly - India was downgraded to Cat 2 by the FAA - so at the moment US carriers can neither start new service nor put new codeshares on other carriers service to India.
I don't believe this is correct. It is true that Airlines from Cat 2 countries can't add frequencies to the US, however, US airlines can still add flights/start new services to Cat 2 countries.
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Old Feb 23, 15, 4:27 pm
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The 1'st AA 788 flew DFW-STL and is now on it's way to PHX. For the past week it has been doing only Texas flights, today is the first I have seen it go out of state.

American Airlines #9766 (B788) has just filed a flight plan. It is scheduled to depart from Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW) at 14:00 CST Monday heading for Lambert-St Louis Intl (KSTL) for an estimated arrival at 15:25 CST.

American Airlines #9766 (B788) has just filed a flight plan. It is scheduled to depart from Lambert-St Louis Intl (KSTL) at 16:00 CST Monday heading for Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX) for an estimated arrival at 18:01

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Old Feb 23, 15, 4:32 pm
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First time American has flown STL-PHX in over a decade. Shame it isn't for real
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Apparently the 787 training program is bringing out the nosey's:

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/...l#.VO038oY76rU
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2nd 787 on it's way to DFW.

N801AC B787-8 American Airlines Delivered
L/N 249 C/N 40619 B787-8 N801AC AMERICAN AIRLINES
Dep CHS 11:22 EST ETA DFW 12:45 CST
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Originally Posted by itchief View Post
2nd 787 on it's way to DFW.

N801AC B787-8 American Airlines Delivered
L/N 249 C/N 40619 B787-8 N801AC AMERICAN AIRLINES
Dep CHS 11:22 EST ETA DFW 12:45 CST
Nice!
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Originally Posted by itchief View Post
2nd 787 on it's way to DFW.

N801AC B787-8 American Airlines Delivered
L/N 249 C/N 40619 B787-8 N801AC AMERICAN AIRLINES
Dep CHS 11:22 EST ETA DFW 12:45 CST
Arrival at DFW TODAY? Welcome to chaos, new airplane.
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I'm glad that flight didn't get cancelled ��
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FYI, JonNYC has never claimed that he works for AA. But those of us who have been around the AA forum for a long time know that his information is generally top-quality. That's not to say that it's never wrong, but the overwhelming majority of his information is solid and has helped a lot of us here.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming ...

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