Fasteners missing, how many? “Thousands not installed or unavailable. Primary problems in wings and center wing box.”
Archive | September, 2007
“Less than half of flying is for certification. It’s for our own information purposes. Four planes flying by early 2008.” Is the electronic tracking systems broken? “No. All the digital tools have done what we’ve expected them to. The airplane goes together perfectly. We didn’t digitally simulate missing thousands of fasteners.”
James Wallace: What’s up with the documentation work? Time line for aircraft entry to the test program? “You can’t do anything on an airplane if you don’t have paperwork. Fasteners jumbled up the way the airplane was put together. You can’t rush it, you gotta get it right.” “Follow on airplanes will go into flight […]
How do you intend to keep your credibility? (first A380 comparison) “Tell the world exactly what’s going on with the program. You won’t know what you have to deal with until you have to deal with it. We’ll get this airplane in the air, and we’ll get to flight test.”
When will the supply chain be fully ready? “We’re focused on modular build. 10-20 units before we get the work re-sequenced.”
Questions: Flight test sequence for program? “Unchanged, this delay is eating into the buffer that was built in to the program.” Higher speed flight. 24/7 Flight test program to be expected. What extent did the roll out add to current challenges? “Roll out NOT a factor. We didn’t have a handle on it until it […]
Flight Control System To be delivered later this month. Working with Honeywell and adding resources to ensure that all challenges are met. Accomplishments and Weight Status: Static rig will move to 40-23 late this month.Trent 1000s certified August 8, GENx coming alone nicely.Some partners have already started work on airplane 10.RTO brake tests goals met. […]
Bair: Major Issues Traveled workTwo factors 1. Global fastener shortage 2. Documentation didn’t match what arrived from suppliers. 3rd airplane will be fatigue test. Delivery in October confirmed.
Delivery date is still planned for May 2008. “We intend to perform for that commitment.” Mike Bair is taking over.
Scott Carson: New Single year sales record for the 787. 706 total orders. “Immersed in the hard work of building an airplane.” 2 Primary Issues Traveled workFlight control systems FIRST FLIGHT LATE MOVED TO FALLMID NOVEMBER – MID DECEMBER