Qantas, the biggest airline customer for the Boeing 787, has cancelled 15 of the 65 units it had on order and has deferred delivery of its first 15 blaming economic weakness, not the latest program delay. Boeing’s lateness with the aircraft has, however, facilitated the move, since the Australian airline said in February that the delays had given it the contractual right to cancel the first 15 units, 787-8s. “Qantas announced its original B787 order in December 2005, and the ...


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