10-May-2013 10:06 AM

China Southern hopes to receive first 787 in late May-2013

China Southern Airlines hopes to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 in late May-2013, according to CFO Xu Jiebo (Wall Street Journal, 09-May-2013). Mr Xu said: “We could take delivery of as many as eight Boeing 787s this year, with the remaining two on order joining the fleet next year.” The carrier is awaiting operational approval for the aircraft from China’s CAAC. According to the CAPA Fleet Database, the airline currently has 10 787-8s on order.