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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

JAL's first 787 is almost ready!

JAL's first 787 returned to Everette finish up the remaining work before delivery
JAL's first 787 returned to Everette finish up the remaining work before delivery (Source: Boeing)


Back in March, Boeing has flown Airplane #23, Japan Airlines' (JAL) first 787 (JA822J), from Everette to San Antonio to activate the San Antonia 787 production line. After 8 months of modifications, JA822J has finally returned back to Everette on Nov 13 to undergo the final stage of production.


Back in October, Japan Airlines (JAL) Seattle office gave us an update of the 787 status on JAL official facebook page. They told us

The build up of the aircraft will soon be completed, following which it will undergo a series of ground engine runs and test flights. The first of JAL's 787 will then be flown back to Everett where it will be outfitted with interior amenities and equipment, and where it will be repainted with JAL's current red crane logo, ready for delivery to JAL this winter.
So this means we can expect the roll out of the first JAL 787 pretty soon! No wonder JAL said expect an update in mid November! Hopefully that's all they will need to do for the 787 and it will be ready for delivery after the paint job! But note that the delivery tour is still set to depart on Dec 14 2011. So we are probably still a month away from the actual delivery but looks like we are getting much closer now :D


Source: Boeing

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