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Russians Cancel Orders for Boeing’s Delayed “Dreamliner”

January 30, 2009 | Posted in: Airline News,Delays

Difficult days for the world’s second-largest commercial plane manufacturer (after Airbus).

Russia’s airline, S7 – also known as Siberia Airlines – has terminated its contract to buy fifteen Boeing 787 Dreamliners – the plane that was supposed to rival the huge Airbus A380.

The now-dead Russian/Dreamliner deal was reportedly worth $2.4 billion.

The Airbus giant made its first commercial flight in Oct. of 2007 – while the Dreamliner has been plagued with delays. As a result – delivery has been delayed 4 times in the past 15 months. And the soured economy isn’t helping.

According to Boeing’s current schedule, the Dreamliner will be delivered to customers sometime in 2010. Maybe the Russians couldn’t wait…

One Response to “Russians Cancel Orders for Boeing’s Delayed “Dreamliner””

  1. Sergey says:

    Taking into account that the ruble/USD rate is 40% down since last summer, and almost all S7′s income is domestic flights (read it’s in local currency), they would better invest in local air vehicle industry.

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