04 January 2009

Boeing B787 deliveries delayed again as range drops

Just prior to Christmas Day 2008 Air New Zealand released a statement that it had been advised by Boeing that delivery of the B787-9 aircraft the airline has on order will not now commence until Q1 2013. The aircraft were initially expected to start to be delivered in late 2010.

One of the more revealing weblog scoops of 2008 was the publication by FlightGlobal's Jon Ostrower on 3 December 2008 of a presentation by Airbus on the B787. This raises a question mark over the final range of the B787, something that could significantly limit Air New Zealand's future route options (see previous post).

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