LAN confirms early 787 arrival, joins ANA, RAM, JAL, Air India, China Southern, Ethiopian, Qatar & Continental in 2011

LAN_560.jpgLAN Airlines has confirmed that it plans to accelerate delivery of its first 787 from 2014 to the second quarter of 2011. 

This page reported in January that LAN assumed two delivery spots from All Nippon Airways. The Santiago-based airline will take delivery of Airplanes 10 and 16, previously allocated to ANA. Airplane 10 is currently parked on the Everett flight line, while Airplane 16 is in final assembly inside Building 40-26. The airline will receive a total of 10 787-8s on its accelerated delivery pace that was initially supposed to commence in 2014.
LAN now joins ANA, RAM, JAL, Air India, China Southern, Ethiopian, Qatar and Continental on the list of customers who are expected to receive 787s in 2011.
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9 Responses to LAN confirms early 787 arrival, joins ANA, RAM, JAL, Air India, China Southern, Ethiopian, Qatar & Continental in 2011

  1. HaHaHa March 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    She looks pretty in the LAN Airlines colours.

  2. Jeff March 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Thanks for the info, especially the list of customers expected to receive planes next year! Any hints on timing or line number for China Southern?

  3. W March 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    @Jeff: Ln36.

  4. Jeff March 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Thanks! Also, wasn’t Qantas/Jetstar expected to get some starting with early ln20′s?

  5. Jon Ostrower March 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Jeff,

    You’re right. Qatar will get theirs by the end of 2011. I added that one in. Thanks!

    Jon

  6. Jhan Jensen March 26, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    I keep hearing rumors American Airlines wants to place an order for like 50 787s, but only if they can earlier slots for delivery than 2020 or something. Has anyone else heard if there is any truth to this? Was glad to hear United was buying after I heard DeltaNWA was rumored to be cancelling their entire order. Otherwise there was not going to be a US carrier flying this plane making it hard for me to catch a flight on one!!!

    BTW, I will admit that the AA and Delta rumors may have been just that, RUMORS. I am attempting to see if there is any truth to those rumors. Thanks

  7. Jeff March 26, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    @Jhan, AA has ordered 42 787′s with 58 options. Deliveries are scheduled to start Sep 2012 but are delayed as all 787′s are. However, the order is subject to AA reaching payscale agreement with the pilots union and won’t show up on Boeings order book until this happens, which must happen 18 months before deliveries start or AA could cancel the order.

  8. Jhan Jensen March 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Jeff,

    Thanks, not that AA has much of a presence at KSLC. I think I would rather fly AA than United, someone could write a book about employee relations at United. Then again I don’t like to read books over 10,000 pages in length. Hahahaha

    I have my fingers crossed that Delta will keep the NWA order. I fly to London often (next week as a mater of fact) and would love if one day I could use that as my first 787 flight!

  9. Scott March 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    CO will be the first US carrier to fly the 787 taking delivery of 6 in second quarter of 2011.