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Old 28th August 2020, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default SIA plane among 8 Boeing 787 jets affected by structural issues

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Old 28th August 2020, 07:18 PM   #2
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Any idea which specific aircraft this is? I'm assuming that it could be 9V-SCA, since it stop flying on 23 July 2020 (according to Mainly Miles August 2020 article)
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Old 30th August 2020, 06:06 PM   #3
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Seems to be either SCA or SCI, since all others are still flying.
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Old 5th September 2020, 02:54 PM   #4
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Seems to be either SCA or SCI, since all others are still flying.
Heard it's SCI and there are plans to fly it back to US for repairs.
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Old 6th September 2020, 11:57 AM   #5
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Surprise if its SCI as its a fairly new plane at only 1.5 years old. But looks like SCA is also not flying.
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Old 10th September 2020, 11:07 PM   #6
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IIRC, most (all?) 787-10s are assembled in North Charleston, S.C. vs. 787-8s and 787-9s also being completed in Everett. Aside from all the other Boeing headaches of late, as probably most folks on this forum know, that plant has had issues with assembly for years and years (basically since its inception) with Boeing "playing koi" about it and saying all is well.

Of course one can take it all with a "pinch of salt", but if certain carriers were refusing delivery of aircraft from that factory in the past that does say something. I know folks (pilots, MRO guys) who will look up the air frame where it was assembled and actively try to avoid those from North Charleston, but not sure that is a realistic and even viable approach. YMMV.
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Old 11th September 2020, 10:35 AM   #7
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The current issue with one of SIA 787-10 seems to be the rear bulkhead and this needs to be replaced as it could lead to possible rapid depressurisation. Yes there have been reports of Boeing's North Charleston plant with issues of QC and assembly of aircrafts.
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Old 13th September 2020, 11:44 AM   #8
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Any idea which specific aircraft this is? I'm assuming that it could be 9V-SCA, since it stop flying on 23 July 2020 (according to Mainly Miles August 2020 article)
Yes looks like its SCA as it have not flown since 23 July 2020 whilst SCI last flown was on 10 Aug 2020 according to the August report.
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Old 15th September 2020, 10:48 PM   #9
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Yes looks like its SCA as it have not flown since 23 July 2020 whilst SCI last flown was on 10 Aug 2020 according to the August report.
SCI was the aircraft Boeing ordered to ground. SCA is awaiting repairs after a ground vehicle collided into it.
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Old 16th September 2020, 02:51 AM   #10
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SCI was the aircraft Boeing ordered to ground. SCA is awaiting repairs after a ground vehicle collided into it.
SCA got into an incident? Any further info on this?
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Old 6th October 2020, 10:19 AM   #11
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Heard it's SCI and there are plans to fly it back to US for repairs.
9V-SCI is on its way to Victorville as SQ8878 for repairs by Boeing.
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Old 12th October 2020, 11:47 AM   #12
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Victorville is in the desert which is for storing aircraft. But suppose its stored there till Boeing have the time slot to fly it to Boeing own plant for repairs.
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Victorville is in the desert which is for storing aircraft. But suppose its stored there till Boeing have the time slot to fly it to Boeing own plant for repairs.
Boeing is performing repairs for SQ and a few other airlines at Victorville.
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Old 14th October 2020, 11:47 AM   #14
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That's interesting news as didnt know Boeing does carry out such relatively heavy repairs at Victorville.
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Old 29th October 2020, 10:19 PM   #15
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9V-SCI will be returning to Singapore via Los Angeles with an early morning arrival (0420H) into Changi this coming Saturday, 31OCT20. This marks the first time an SQ 787 lands into LAX.
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