Friday, December 21, 2012

Who's On First What's On Second For The 787

Uresh is the ultimate eyes, ears, and throat of Boeing's factory floor for the 787. His All Things 787 can be found through clicking on the hyper link.  Uresh has the journalistic high ground of knowing from raw numbers what is happening at both Everett and Charleston plants. I admire and acknowledge his due diligence for giving us all the latest confirmed numbers of what's happening  in those plants. An observer, like Sherlock Holmes may deduce with extreme accuracy what is going on behind the curtain with those aircraft. I like to use his score card just to illustrate this point.

Status Snapshot


Disposition

Total
Testing Complete
1
Undergoing Fatigue Testing
1
To be assembled in Everett
23
To be assembled in Charleston
7
Parts Arriving
3
Undergoing final assembly
10
Storage
8
Storage/Change Incorporation and Re-Work
12
Change Incorporation and Re-Work
9
Pre-Flight Prep
4
Pre-Delivery Flight Tests
5
Non Customer Flight Tests
0
Ready for Delivery
3
Delivered
46
TOTAL
132

My fast production flow analysis::

10 aircraft are being built not ready for delivery but will be out the door by February and delivered by spring.

8 aircraft are built, on hold in various stages of final completion and could be out the door rather quickly depending on face saving status of customer.

9 Aircraft are going through the do-over process in various stages from its redo work orders, all are assembled and are on the cusp of sitting outside.

27- The number of aircraft that are residing behind the curtain waiting for the final stage calls for 2013 is going to make for stout delivery months through June of 2013
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Early January and February ready for delivery  numbers

4-  are out of the great Boeing Barn awaiting its dance partner for B-1 flights
5-  are spending time  doing wraps-up before its ready for delivery stamp and have already cycled B-1's
3-  are there for customers to fly away.

12- aircraft have been invited to the customer flight line dance and should go out in the next 35 days. Pending customer cash flow, induction availability, and customer work force readiness.

Rumor is that Boeing hired more valet attendants for spring break-up of its flight line.