Jet Airways to delay Dreamliner deliveries

Photo by Thor Jorgen Udvang
Photo by Thor Jorgen Udvang

Jet Airways has asked Boeing to delay the delivery of its 10 B787 Dreamliners, the Economic Times reports.

The Mumbai-based carrier had been due to start receiving the new long-haul aircraft in 2017, but a senior Boeing official told the newspaper that it wishes to postpone the deliveries, as it expects other airlines to return their leased aircraft to Jet earlier than planned.

“Jet Airways has informed us that it does not want to take delivery of the 10 787s as per schedule,” Dinesh Keskar, Boeing’s senior vice president of sales for Asia Pacific was quoted saying. “The move follows its decision to re-take a similar number of 777s from Etihad and Turkish Airlines, which were given on lease by the airline earlier.”

Keskar added that, from Boeing’s perspective, the postponement is “perfectly fine with us”.

Jet ordered the 10 Dreamliners in December 2006. It also has outstanding orders with Boeing for 75 B737 MAX aircraft.

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