Boeing's 787 updated production schedule - also known as Z23 - is now out and being shared with customers, who in turn, are providing delivery guidance publicly on the arrival of their first Dreamliners, if they choose to do so.
Yesterday, LOT announced that it would receive five of its eight in 2012, with the first arriving in April and today Air Canada says it will receive its first five in the fourth quarter 2013 and the first half of 2014. Air Canada's delay represents an additional five to seven month slip on average says Boeing continues to evaluate the delivery schedule of the remaining 32 firm orders.
None of the previously provided guidance for a third quarter first delivery to All Nippon Airways has changed. Though Z23 appears to expand beyond Air India, JAL and ANA in 2011, so the likelihood of hearing more revised 787 delivery dates is quite high.
Additionally, program sources indicate Z23 includes an earlier airframer than first planned loaded into the Charleston line for final assembly in July. Airplane 56 for Air India had initially been planned, though the slower than expected 2011 production ramp up toward 10 aircraft per month in 2013 has made Airplane 46 for United Airlines the first to be built in South Carolina.