Boeing has notified Air Canada that the first five deliveries of its Boeing 787 aircraft, previously scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2013, are now targeted for delivery during Q4, 2013 and the first half of 2014. This represents an average delay of between five and seven months from the previous schedule.
Boeing has indicated that they continue to evaluate the schedule for deliveries of Air Canada’s remaining 32 firm orders for Boeing 787 aircraft and would provide Air Canada with an update when available.
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