Qantas Cancels 35 787-9s, But Keeps Options

By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com .
Source: AWIN First .

Qantas has cancelled its firm orders for 35 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, but executives say that by moving forward options it can still add -9s from 2016 if it meets its target for turning around its international operation. The cancellation has no effect on the 15 orders for the -8 version that Qantas is due to take delivery of beginning in 2013, which are earmarked for its Jetstar subsidiary. The 35 -9s were to begin arriving in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, so even though the options have been moved forward by two years, it would effectively face a two-year delay for its first -9s ...

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