Government wants Boeing to pay up for Air India losses on Dreamliner flaws

Hyderabad: The government today said it is working on a compensation package that it will claim from US aircraft maker Boeing for the financial losses suffered by the national carrier on account of frequent glitches
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PTI March 12, 2014 17:49 IST
Hyderabad: The government today said it is working on a compensation package that it will claim from US aircraft maker Boeing for the financial losses suffered by the national carrier on account of frequent glitches in the Dreamliner aircraft but ruled out any re-think on deliveries.

“Air India is working on compensation...The aircraft is most fuel efficient. It has changed the financial margins of the system,” Joint Secretary in Civil Aviation Ministry Ashok Kumar told PTI on the sidelines of the 4th edition of the India Aviation show here.

Kumar was responding to a question on whether Air India was open for a review on the further deliveries of the Dreamliners in view of the technical issues.

The national carrier, which had placed orders for 27 Dreamliners in 2006, has so far taken the delivery of 13 aircraft. It is scheduled to induct another 14 Boeing Dreamliners over the next two years.

Ever since its induction in the national airline fleet, the much-touted fuel efficient aircraft from the US aircraft maker Boeing has been giving sleepless nights to the carrier with frequent grounding due to technical issues.  

 
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