Will the first 787 Dreamliner delivery to ANA be delayed to early 2011?
ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-881 N787EX (msn 34488) PAE (Nick Dean), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) has stated delivery of its new 787 aircraft to ANA (All Nippon Airways) could be delayed into early 2011. Boeing is still hoping it can deliver the new type to ANA by year’s end.
Read the full report in the WSJ:
In other news, Boeing has chosen North Charleston, SC, as the location for its new 787 Dreamliner interiors fabrication facility. Boeing will purchase land from Stone Mountain Industrial Park Inc. BRPH will design the facility, and Pattillo Construction will provide construction services. Employees at the facility will manufacture and assemble airplane interior parts.
The new fabrication factory will be 10 miles (16 km) from Boeing’s 787 final assembly and delivery site in North Charleston (CHS). The close proximity of the two facilities will help improve the efficiency of the final assembly and delivery process in South Carolina. Charleston International Airport (CHS) will become the second 787 assembly plant in 2011 behind Everett (Paine Field) (PAE).
Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. Boeing 787-881 N787EX (msn 34488) is pictured at Everett (Paine Field) in ANA colors.