Japan’s ANA chief pressures Boeing on delayed 787 Dreamliner: report


AFP

TOKYO–The head of Japan’s All Nippon Airlines has voiced “great disappointment” at repeated delays by Boeing in delivering its hi-tech 787 Dreamliner, a report said Monday. ANA, Japan’s second largest airline after troubled Japan Airlines, is to be the launch customer for the Dreamliner, which features a lightweight part-carbon composite structure for greater fuel efficiency. But the project has suffered a number of setbacks, including a fire on a test flight this month. ANA was supposed to get the first of the 55 Dreamliners it has ordered more than two years ago but as a result of the delays has had to revise its fleet retirement plans, the Financial Times reported.