After abruptly canceling the delivery of the first Boeing 747-8F aircraft a couple weeks ago launch customer Cargolux is now ready to move forward with the aircraft. The delivery delay was attributed to issues regarding compensation over delays in the 787 Dreamliner for Cargolux minority share-holder Qatar Airways but that claim is being disputed by Qatar’s CEO. He suggests that the delay in the delivery was over a compensation issue between the carrier and engine manufacturer GE and a 2.7% shortfall in engine efficiency. Delivery of the aircraft is now expected mid-month.
More commentary on the delivery updates here and here.
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