Thursday, 11 October 2007

Boeing delay order of Dreamliner to Qantas Airlines

Qantas are currently looking to seek compensation for the delivery of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft being delayed. The airline have said that this won't affect its operations or put a dent in its earnings.

Boeing have assured Qantas that the 15 Dreamliners which were due to be delivered between August 2008 and December 2009 would all be received by the 2009 date.

“Boeing said the August 2008 aircraft would slip, but not by six months,'' said Chief Executive Geoff Dixon, ”Once that aircraft arrives, the remaining 14 aircraft deliveries will be staggered until December 2009.''

Qantas have put in 65 definate orders for the aircraft, 20 options and 30 purchase rights.

”Once Boeing confirms a revised delivery schedule we will assess the need for any other measures such as delaying the retirement of aircraft,'' he later said

”Compensation issues will be the subject of commercial negotiations between the Qantas and Boeing companies.''

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