Air India 787 Delivery Delayed Over Compensation Spat

The delivery of VT-ANH, the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be delivered to Air India, has been delayed from an original delivery date of May 25th (last Friday). This delay is due to Air India and Boeing being unable to agree to a compensation package for the 787s, which arrived over 3 years late. The delay had very significant costs for Air India.

Air India’s legal department is looking at how to go about obtaining a fair compensation amount, which Air India’s board has reportedly estimated to be around $800 million.

Air India’s second Boeing 787, VT-AND, is currently scheduled to be delivered on June 12th, although that delivery may also be pushed back if this issue is not resolved.