All Nippon Airways has ordered five additional 787-8s after Qantas said earlier it was dropping 15 orders, Boeing said last week. Both airlines cited harsh economic times for making the changes. In fact, Qantas said it was dropping 15 of its 50 787-9 orders because economic realities had changed drastically since 2006 and 2007 when it placed them. ANA said it must raise 30 billion yen (US$312.3 million) because of double-digit falloffs in passenger counts in April and May, but chose to ...
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