Boeing makes final 787 delivery push for 2011 (Update1)

With nine days to go, Boeing is working to deliver three more 787s to ANA before the close of year. At the time of its inaugural service in late-October, ANA had anticipated seven 787 deliveries by year’s end. Two have since been delivered since late-September and the carrier will receive at most a total of five in 2011, with that goal looking extremely tight. Change incorporation operations have dwindled that target down to Airplanes 31 (JA805A), 41 (JA807A) and Nine (JA804A). At least one of those is expected to feature the newly-certified Package B Trent 1000 engines and the airline’s 158-seat long-haul configuration. FULL STORY
UPDATE 12/23 1:41 PM ET: To date, Boeing has delivered nine, not eight, 747-8 freighters, with a December 15 delivery to Atlas Air (G-GSSF) operated on behalf of British Airways Cargo. Further, Airplane 31, the next delivery to ANA, will be the airline’s first 158-seat long-range internationally configured aircraft and the first delivery with Package B Trent 1000 engines.
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