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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 Jan 22, 15, 12:05 am
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AA's first Boeing 787 / 787-8 arv. Jan 2015; discussion, deliveries

1st AA 787 scheduled to be delivered as AA9702, this Friday PAE-DFW, arriving DFW at 4:21pm
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1st AA 787 scheduled to be delivered as AA9702, this Friday PAE-DFW, arriving DFW at 4:21pm
Any word on the first revenue flight?
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Originally Posted by linglingfool View Post
Any word on the first revenue flight?
Wish I could honestly say I had such info!
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1st AA 787 scheduled to be delivered as AA9702, this Friday PAE-DFW, arriving DFW at 4:21pm
AA's DFW employees have been told by management that taking photos of the 787 on Friday is strictly prohibited. Management must be really pleased with all the photos taken of the plane in Seattle over the last few weeks.
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AA's DFW employees have been told by management that taking photos of the 787 on Friday is strictly prohibited. Management must be really pleased with all the photos taken of the plane in Seattle over the last few weeks.
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http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2...eamliner.html/
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The article mentions revenue flights won't begin until the Q2. What could be taking just over two months to commence commercial flying besides the acceptance check? Is it still the FAA certification of the J Class seats?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=2&output=html

According to All Things 787, American's next three Dreamliners, N801AC, N802AN, and N803AL, are all undergoing Pre-Flight Prep and should be delivered to American before the end of March. Not sure what all this means, but shouldn't international service begin sometime this summer? Wouldn't the certification of N800AN accelerate the service entrance of the next three air frames?
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Any word on the first revenue flight?

Please see AA (internally) announces first B788 route for route and inaugural flights information. (From the wiki.)
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The article mentions revenue flights won't begin until the Q2. What could be taking just over two months to commence commercial flying besides the acceptance check? Is it still the FAA certification of the J Class seats?
I'm not positive, but my WAG/S is that a few dozen AA pilots still need to accumulate a few hours and practice some takeoffs and landings. They've had extensive simulator training, and now it's time for some real-world flying before they take 200 passengers to Paris or Tokyo. Probably takes a few weeks to accomplish that.

I believe the pilots did the same sort of practice when the A319s/A321s began arriving. Right now, the pilots have the sim time, but zero actual takeoffs and landings and zero hours in the type. Some practice couldn't hurt.
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N800AN left Everett, WA as AA9702 at 2:06pm bound for DFW

The 1st AA 787-8, N800AN left Everett, WA as AA9702 at 2:07pm bound for DFW. 4 hours and 7 minutes late. Now due in at 7:09pm.
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Figures i land at 730pm. Oh well. Cant wait to see this beauty in service.
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Originally Posted by JonNYC View Post
1st AA 787 scheduled to be delivered as AA9702, this Friday PAE-DFW, arriving DFW at 4:21pm
on it's way: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9702
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Anyone know why the delay? Just curious, on a brand new plane surely it isn't mechanical.
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...on a brand new plane surely it isn't mechanical.
Good one!
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Aircraft last flew Monday BOE 817 interesting track on flight aware.
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