07 Feb '12, 1pm

JAL sees 787 delivery delay as Boeing tackles fresh glitch

JAL sees 787 delivery delay as Boeing tackles fresh glitch

Flag carrier Japan Airlines said on Tuesday it no longer expects its first Dreamliner from Boeing by the end of February as a fresh manufacturing glitch is seen adding pressure to an already-tight 787 production timetable. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (REUTERS) - Flag carrier Japan Airlines said on Tuesday it no longer expects its first Dreamliner from Boeing by the end of February as a fresh manufacturing glitch is seen adding pressure to an already-tight 787 production timetable. The Japanese carrier known as JAL, which has ordered 35 of Boeing's advanced carbon composite aircraft, said it is now in talks with the aircraft builder for possible delivery in March. 'Negotiations are still ongoing' with Boeing, JAL spokesman Sze Hunn Yap said. JAL had expected four 787s by the end of March, but 'with this development we are unsure.' The world's second-largest commercial plane-mak...

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