Air New Zealand, the launch customer for Boeing’s larger 787-9 variant, says the aircraft appears to be on track for first delivery in the second quarter of 2014. While multiple delays in the 787 program have resulted in numerous changes to delivery schedules, the airline is “reasonably confident” in its latest projection, Air NZ Program Director Kerry Reeves tells Aviation Week. Despite this, the carrier has yet to announce a date for the aircraft’s entry into service. The ...


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