AI entitled to $145 m from Boeing for delayed aircraft: Ravi

August 10th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government Wednesday said that national carrier Air India is entitled to receive compensation worth $145 million for delay in delivery of aircraft ordered by the airline.

“As per the purchase agreement, Air India is entitled to receive compensation amount totalling to $145 million towards liquidated damages,” Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi informed the Lok Sabha.

Ravi added: “Boeing has submitted a proposal for settlement of B-787 delay compensation.”

According to Ravi, the various internal issues faced by American aircraft manufacturer Boeing had led to the delay in deliveries of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 777s by one to four months.

“As regards the B-787, the delay has been on account of structural deficiencies in the hull of the aircraft that required modification,” Ravi said.

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