Boeing will now deliver the first 787-9 to launch customer Air New Zealand in the first quarter of 2013, one year later than expected and more than two years from the first schedule promised by the U.S. manufacturer. Air New Zealand, in a release, says Boeing confirmed the delay on Dec. 23. The airline has eight 787-9s on firm order. “Air New Zealand continues to progress in compensation discussions,” the airline noted in its release. This delay, however, does not affect Air New ...

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