Next Airline To Receive 787?


#1

Who is going to be the next airline to receive the Boeing 787? My guess is United Airlines, but I do know Ethiopian Airlines will be the 1st African airliner to receive it in March.


#2

The only other airlines with aircraft designated for them that have had their first flight are JAL and Ethiopian - so one of them will be the second operator. United’s first 787’s are in production though, as air aircraft destined for Air India, LAN, Royal Air Maroc, and China Southern.


#3

Ya, I found some pics! So that’s how we know those airliners might receive the dreamliner next.
cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-p … 968920.jpg [Ethiopian]
cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-p … 980349.jpg [JAL, Air India, China Southern]
cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-p … 989129.jpg [Royal Air Maroc]

It doesnt look like they have one for LAN…


#4

Saw a Air India version land at KSKF Boeing facility for final work on Aug 4, 2011, a JAL version came earlier.
flightaware.com/photos/view/2417 … tes/page/1


#5

So it might be Air India that might get it next…?


#6

Finding a definitive list of 787 proposed delivery dates is difficult.

JAL will be getting the 787 in February. It will start BOS/NRT service with the 787 on 22 Apr 12.

Other deliveries expected in 2012 are China Southern (July) and LOT (no month given).


#7

Dont forget Ethiopian Airlines. Their due to receive it mid March, or later…


#8

Not sure who gets the next one, but JAL will be the first delivered with the GEnx engines.


#9

airlinereporter.com/2011/12/ … ew-livery/ !
JAL’s new 787 painted in their new livery!!!


#10

I agree with the author and most of comments, too plain, bland, white, etc.
They should put a big Pikachu on it! :smiley:


#11

Wish I could help

but I like my job :smiley:


#12

The color scheme is crying for a cheatline. The billboard color scheme sans cheatline sucks.
Example:JAL DC-8-62


#13

I agree with the author and most of comments, too plain, bland, white, etc.

We dont know that for sure though. But they might have some design…