Six complete Boeing 787s are idle, awaiting a type certificate that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) will probably not issue until March. Hainan Airlines, owner of three of the aircraft, is particularly anxious to take delivery because it needs the aircraft to open planned routes, say industry sources. China Southern owns the other three and wants to put the type into Chinese service first. The CAAC’s target is March. The Chinese were ready to issue the type certificate ...
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