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Old 01-23-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Has anyone heard if Boeing is still planning to do the electrical mods on the 787 in San Antonio or will it be happening in Charelston? Thank you.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Two-and-a-half years ago it was announced that there would be 400 Boeing jobs in San Antonio to do electrical work on the 787...

Boeing to hire 400 in San Antonio to support new Dreamliner - San Antonio Business Journal:

And this was the latest I could find on it...

Boeing seeks to expand its San Antonio work (http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/Boeing_seeks_to_expand_its_San_Antonio_work.html - broken link)

You might try giving the local Boeing Aerospace Support Center a call...(210) 932-6000.

Cheers! M2
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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They will be doing the work here with the first one scheduled to arrive in May, supposedly.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Yes, 787 Change Incorporation and Refurb will be done in San Antonio. This is not just electrical modification - it's structural and systems as well.

Charleston is the second new production line, along with the first one in Everett.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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What would they be refurbing or modifying on a completely new a/c?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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What would they be refurbing or modifying on a completely new a/c?
Boeing will not want to keep all 6 or 8 planes used for flight testing. Those will be refurbished and sold off to airlines.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Boeing will not want to keep all 6 or 8 planes used for flight testing. Those will be refurbished and sold off to airlines.
refurbihed means changing/upgrading existing systems.

they would be modifing...adding systems needed for each particular appication. A green plane would not have the specifc electronics needed by the customer... Avionics, Phone, internet, intercom, dvd, galley and lavatory type electronics is added at a completion center.
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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Thanks for your answers. I assume San Antonio will be temporary until Charleston is in full swing??
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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Has anyone heard if Boeing is still planning to do the electrical mods on the 787 in San Antonio or will it be happening in Charelston? Thank you.
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Thanks for your answers. I assume San Antonio will be temporary until Charleston is in full swing??
I'm curious ~ why do you ask?

And in regard to your last question ~ San Antonio's and Charleston's statement of work are completely different, and neither is dependent upon the other.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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What would they be refurbing or modifying on a completely new a/c?
Some of the components and major assemblies on any aircraft take a long time to make. Due to the fact that this is a new airframe a lot of designs are being improved upon, even during the build process. Refurb is needed on the first however many aircraft (at a decreasing scale as production goes on and the design stabilizes) to bring them up to the current design before sale.

The company released a statement a few months ago that the first three will not be sold - presumably to keep around as test platforms for flight testing new systems and other modifications in the future. This is nothing new; they kept the first 747 for the same purpose. It's been since retired to the museum of flight next to Boeing Field in Seattle.
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