ZA002 to fly December 22nd, weather permitting

ZA002-flightline_560.jpgBoeing has confirmed that ZA002 (N787EX) will fly around 845 AM PT from Everett on Tuesday, December 22nd.

At the controls will be Captain Randy Neville and chief project pilot Captain Mike Carriker.

Neville will fly left-seat for this second 787 flight that will see the aircraft flown from Paine Field to Boeing Field as part of a quick ferry flight from the factory site to the flight test center.

The weather at the time of takeoff is slated to be partly cloudy and 37 F, 3 kt winds from the SSW with a 20% chance of rain, significantly better than the window that allowed ZA001 to take off on December 15.

ZA002, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, is the second of six flight test aircraft participating in the flight test campaign.

The Future of Flight will open the Stratodeck viewing area overlooking the airport beginning at 8 AM to view the flight. GET DIRECTIONS

10 Responses to ZA002 to fly December 22nd, weather permitting

  1. Gabriel December 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm #


    Thanks a lot for this update! =)
    Appreciate it!!

  2. Allen December 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    Is ZA001 continuing to fly daily in the test program?

  3. Jon Ostrower December 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    ZA001 hasn’t flown since Tuesday, Boeing has been added more instrumentation onboard before she flies again. She’ll be up later this week perhaps.


  4. Stefan December 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    What does “quick ferry flight” mean? just take off and direct aproach to Boeing Field? Should be just a matter of minutes – or is there a test flight planned like on ZA001 First Flight?

  5. Irfan December 22, 2009 at 3:12 am #

    Nice! I think I see another 787 in front of the ANA 787. ;)

  6. AirShowFan December 22, 2009 at 9:13 am #

    Off it goes!

    And into the clouds within like 10 seconds. That T-33 was flying a tight formation!

  7. Rene Rosales December 22, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    WOOO HOOOO !!!

    ZA002 just took off like it was no big deal at all. Kirotv had a nice live feed. Crossing fingers that this flight test program stays as smooth as it looks like it’s going.

    By the way – question – ZA002 performed what appeared to be a RTO or high speed taxi-to-braking in downwind (16L) direction before turning around and taking off 10 minutes later in the opposite direction. I thought these jets needed to wait a while for brakes to cool, but ZA002 just took right off. Takeoff roll also seemed much shorter than ZA001 flight 1. Maybe had minimal weight because this isn’t a test but ferry flight?

    Any thoughts?


  8. 2Phast4Rocket December 22, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    788 is doing orbit just south of Port Angeles according to It’s @ 13000, 161kts.

  9. 2Phast4Rocket December 22, 2009 at 9:58 am #

    Flight log showing 788 stall testing. At a couple of times, airspeed droped down to 94kts (9:33am) and 68kts(9:44am). Some interesing verical speed profile as well. Too bad, can’t post picture in this forum.

  10. 2Phast4Rocket December 22, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    ZA002 is returning to Boeing Field. Nice weather at Olympic Nat Park, some broken cloud so we should get plenty of nice photos from this flight. Imagine the snow cap mountain as backdrop for this new bird. ANA should be happy with this PR as well.