Boeing 787 delivery delay may be blessing in disguise for Air Canada: analyst

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    On top of that, Boeing will surely have to pay penalties for those delays, further reducing AC's price (already far lower than the current list price.

    Finally, by 2014 Boeing should have solved the excess weight problems the early-production 787s have, getting the fuel consumption to where it was supposed to be in the first place.
     
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    An additional article from the Montreal gazette.

    Dreamliner delivery delayed

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/touch/story.html?id=5661854

    Air Canada is now scheduled to take deliveries of the first seven of its 37 Boeing 787s in 2014 - four years later than originally planned and possibly more than a year later than at last count.

    Air Canada president Calin Rovinescu said in a teleconference call reporting third-quarter results that "Boeing has indicated that it continues to evaluate the schedule of deliveries for the remaining 30" planes.

    The airline's former president, Robert Milton, placed an initial order for 12 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2005. They were due to enter Air Canada's fleet last year, but Boeing's development of the Dreamliner ran into a series of delays, many of them a result of problems with suppliers like Italy's Alenia Aeronautica and South Carolina's Vought Aircraft Industries.


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