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Kenya Airways to switch to Airbus if B787 schedule changes

7-Jun-2010 12:59 PM

Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni, stated performance data from the five B787s undergoing tests flights is not yet available but commented that talks with Boeing indicate its nine B787s on order, originally scheduled for delivery in 2010, "may be delivered in 2013" (capitalfm/Reuters, 04-Jun-2010). The carrier has already entered into negotiations with Airbus for nine A330s due to the ongoing delays, with Mr Naikuni adding, “in the event Boeing does not meet our expectation fair enough we will go to Airbus". He added, "we should be able to make up our mind [about whether to buy A330s] by the end of this calendar year". Kenya Airways operates a 28-aircraft fleet comprised 12 widebody and 16 narrowbody aircraft [more - Presentation]