Wed, Nov 16, 2011
Airliner Now Being Prepped For Delivery To JAL
The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to undergo change incorporation
work in San Antonio, Texas, returned to Everett on November 13. The
airplane completed an eight month change incorporation program and
will now go through final preparations in Everett before delivery
to Japan Airlines (JAL).
"We are making steady progress on our 787 change incorporation
work statement," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general
manager of the 787 program. "The Boeing San Antonio team has been a
great partner. We appreciate their commitment to quality as we
prepare these airplanes for delivery to our customers."
During change incorporation, airplanes that are not part of
flight test are configured to conform with the standards
established by the type certification. Some of the work done in San
Antonio includes installing electronic and mechanical equipment,
completing software upgrades, testing functional systems, and
removing and reworking wiring or equipment that needs to be updated
to current configuration requirements.
The current plan is for a total of six Dreamliners to complete
change incorporation and refurbishment in San Antonio. Three will
complete change incorporation and three airplanes will be
refurbished after flight test is complete. However, the plan is
flexible and could accommodate additional 787 production needs as
flight test is completed and airplanes are prepared for delivery.
The work will be performed through 2013.
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