Hainan Airlines plans to seek compensation from Boeing for
delays in delivery of 787, said Hainan Airlines Chairman Chen Feng
Hainan Airlines Chairman Chen Feng said the carrier plans to seek compensation from Boeing for the 787 program’s repeated delays.

Boeing this week pushed back first delivery of the 787 to ANA to this year’s third quarter, marking the seventh time the Dreamliner program has been delayed (ATW Daily News, Jan. 19). HNA has eight 787s on order; it now believes its first will come in the 2012 first quarter. "Our development plan is seriously affected by the 787’s continuous delays. I hope Boeing can deliver it as soon as possible," Chen said.

Chinese carriers have placed firm orders for 57 Dreamliners including 15 by Air China, 15 by China Eastern Airlines, nine by Shanghai Airlines, 10 by China Southern Airlines and HNA’s eight.

Last year Air China switched its 15 787-8s to 787-9s, which are expected to be delivered between 2015 and 2018. CEA is reportedly negotiating with Boeing regarding a cancellation of its order or a change to other aircraft types. China Southern will be the first Chinese carrier to receive the 787, possibly by the end of 2011.


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