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D-ABPA: Lufthansa deploys the first Boeing 787 domestically

D-ABPA: Lufthansa deploys the first Boeing 787 domestically

The German airline is eagerly awaiting its first Boeing 787. It should arrive soon, according to Lufthansa. After conversion, he will only get special operations.

At the end of May, the Boeing 787 with serial number 62730 completed its last test flight. She is now waiting in Everett, near Seattle, to be accepted by the US aviation authority. Lufthansa announced that once the FAA gives the green light, the Dreamliner, which was already on its final visit, will be taken over immediately.

The airline talks about “in the summer”. This is the expression she has been using for the delivery of the first Boeing 787-9 for a long time and has not been precisely defined. Boeing had to halt deliveries of Dreamliners due to a A variety of production problems It has stopped and cannot be resumed until July at the earliest. Originally, Lufthansa was supposed to have received the first copy in 2021.

First cabin installation in Frankfurt

After moving to Germany, the cabin was first installed in a long-haul aircraft in Frankfurt. This takes several weeks. After that, the Boeing 787-9 will initially be on tracks in Germany for training purposes. Only then will D-ABPA be delivered for its true purpose and head to the transcontinental line. It will be first up Toronto.

Lufthansa ordered another seven Boeing 787-9s at the beginning of May. It aims to fill capacity gaps caused by delayed delivery of the Boeing 777X. The German airline will receive a total of 32 Dreamliners.