Boeing to compensate Air India for Dreamliner delay
US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing will pay compensation to Air India for delaying delivery of 787 Dreamliners.
"We will be making compensations as a penalty amount," Boeing's senior vice-president of sales of commercial airplanes, Dinesh Keskar, told IANS.
However, Keskar declined to disclose figures.
The state-owned Air India had placed an order of 27 Dreamliners. The company was scheduled to receive the first of the Dreamliners in the second half of 2008.
Now the delivery of the fastest-selling plane in history has been pushed to February 2009, said Keskar.
In October 2007, Boeing had announced the delay in its planned initial deliveries of the Boeing 787 due to continued challenges in completing assembly of the first airplanes.
Deliveries of the Boeing 787 are now slated to begin in late November or December 2008, against the original target of May 2008.
Earlier, the Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer, Airbus SAS paid compensation to Kingfisher Airline for the delay of almost a year in the first Airbus A-380 entering service.