20-Nov-2012 11:52 AM

Hainan Airlines expects 787 delivery to be delayed to 2Q2013

Hainan Airlines reportedly stated the carrier’s first Boeing 787, initially scheduled for delivery at the end of 2012, will be delayed to 2Q2013 adding China Southern Airlines’ first 787 also faces similar delays, according to a National Business Daily report. HNA Group chairman Chen Feng previously said the carrier may change its 787 order to the 747-8 aircraft. As previously reported, Mr Chen stated the company is in talks with Airbus and may cancel its order for 10 A380 aircraft due to weak market conditions.

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