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Air India to get Boeing 787 by fourth quarter of 2011

Aircraft major Boeing today announced Air India would receive the delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the firm’s most fuel efficient carrier, in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The Air India delivery would follow the first delivery to Japanese airline Air Nippon Airways, slated for the third quarter of this year, Boeing India President Dinesh Keskar said here. The project to deliver the commercial jets is almost three years behind schedule.
The company would deliver a total of 27 Boeing 787s, a midsized aircraft, to Air India and 10 to Jet Airways.
However, he refused to specify the time frame for the remaining deliveries.
He said Jet Airways will have to wait for the delivery as the airline had placed its orders much after Air India.
“The 787 is a game changer and will give our customers an advantage,” he said on the sidelines of the Aero India 2011.
09/02/11 PTI/The Hindu

Boeing to Deliver Dreamliner to Air India by December

Bangalore: Boeing Co. said Wednesday it will deliver the first of the 27 Dreamliner aircraft ordered by national carrier Air India in the October-December quarter, a delay of nearly two years from the original schedule of late 2009.
Air India ordered the Dreamliners as part of a $15 billion 111-aircraft order to Boeing and its rival Airbus in 2005. According to the initial delivery schedule, Air India should have received 20 Dreamliners by now and is estimated to have lost 60 billion rupees ($1.32 billion) in revenue due to the delays, an executive at the airline said recently.
Dinesh Keskar, Boeing India’s president, declined to comment on the compensation the U.S. company may have to pay to Air India due to the delay in deliveries.
Boeing had on Jan. 18 said it now plans to deliver its first Dreamliner sometime in the third quarter of this year to Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. The Dreamliner program is already three years behind schedule, after being pushed back several times due to various technical issues.
09/02/11 Santanu Choudhury/Wall Street Journal