American Airlines stated its B787 deliveries may be pushed back until 2014, stating the delays were “due to the impact of the overall B787 programme delay on American's delivery positions” (terminalsnow, 22-Jul-2010). The carrier was initially expected to take delivery of the first of 42 B787-9s on order in 2012, with this subsequently pushed back to 2H2013. Under the newly revised schedule, deliveries of the 42 B787-9s on firm order will now take place from 2014 to 2020. Under the original schedule, the last of these aircraft were to be delivered in 2018. The original agreement also included rights to purchase up to 58 more aircraft that would be delivered from 2015 to 2020, with this now pushed back, if purchased, from 2016 to 2022.
23-Jul-2010 10:54 AM