Thursday, August 23, 2012

LAN to take delivery of its first 787 on August 31

Flight Global reports that LAN Airlines will take delivery of its first 787, registration CC-BBA, on August 31.  Assembly of the aircraft was completed in late July. 

Photo of LAN 787-816, CC-BBA:

Boeing will hold a ceremony unveiling the 787 at its Everett, Washington production facility on August 30 with the plane departing for Santiago at about 5:00pm on August 31 and arriving in Chile at approx. 9:00am local time on September 1.

LAN will be the first airline in South America to take delivery of the 787 and fourth overall after ANA, Japan Airlines, and Ethiopian Airlines.  It has 32 787's on order, including 22 of the 787-8 model and 10 of the larger 787-9 model.     

The 787 will first see regularly-scheduled service between Santiago and Buenos Aires or Los Angeles.


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