It seems that Boeing has declared its fixes to the wing good – and that first flight for the 787 has been pushed forward from 22nd December to 14th December.
As those who have been paying some sort of attention to this ongoing mess-up that’s making the A380 project look like light work – the 787 has had wing re-enforcement in the wingbox and side of the box, passing its internal “over 100%” have passed a few ago – allowing ZA001 (N787BA) being prepared for First Flight. Frame ZA002 (N787EX in ANA colours) has had it’s wingfix applied and itself it being fitted out for flight.
Well. We’ll see as they say – there have been many bumps in the 787 project so far – and it’s too early to assume they won’t be more….