Tuesday, January 22, 2013

► KENYA: Kenya Airways to seek compensation over possible 787 delivery delays.

Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways (KQ) will seek compensation from Boeing regarding any possible delays in the production of its nine Boeing 787s, the first of which is due later this year, the Kenyan carrier has said in a press release.

Kenya Airways 787 Dreamliner due in late 2013
Kenya Airways 787 due in late 2013 (Boeing)
All Dreamliners currently in service were recently grounded following two incidents involving faulty Lithium ion batteries. Boeing, on Friday made, a decision to stop new deliveries of the 787s of which Kenya Airways have a firm order of nine aircraft with an option of taking four more as part of its fleet modernization and route expansion strategy.
We are still optimistic that the delivery will be on schedule... compensation discussions can only come in once the manufacturer informs us of a delay and Boeing hasn’t communicated any delay to our first delivery,” Kenya Airways said in a statement.

KQ has, in the past, threatened to cancel its Dreamliner order, now due in Q4 2013, over persistent delivery delays.