ANA unveils 787 validation schedule

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner launch operator All Nippon Airways (ANA) has unveiled the flight schedule for the aircraft's service ready operational validation (SROV) in Japan in early July.

The SROV, to be performed by test aircraft ZA002, will be conducted between Tokyo Haneda airport and other airports in Osaka, Okayama and Hiroshima, said the Star Alliance carrier.

ZA002 will depart Seattle on 3 July at 05:00 and arrive at Tokyo Haneda at 06:30 on 4 July.

On 5 July, it will operate a return flight between Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Itami airport. This will be followed by a return flight between Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Kansai airport on 6 July. Finally, on 7 July, it will operate two return flights between Tokyo Haneda and Okayama and between Tokyo Haneda and Hiroshima.

ZA002 will return to Seattle on 9 July, departing Tokyo Haneda at 13:00 and arriving in Seattle at 06:30.

The flight schedule is subject to government approval, said ANA.

The airline, which has 55 787s on order, expects to receive its first 787 in August or September, after first delivery was delayed several times.