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AI seeks relief for Dreamliner’s under-delivery of fuel saving

AI seeks relief for Dreamliner’s under-delivery of fuel saving
National carrier Air India has sought relief from Boeing for Dreamliners not meeting the 20 per cent fuel efficiency claims as the airline could achieve only a tad over 17 per cent fuel economy by its six 787s, an AI source said here on Friday. ‘We have already sent a demand notice to Boeing seeking compensation for under-delivery of fuel efficiency as our six Dreamliners on an average gave us only a little over 17 per cent on the fuel efficiency front,’ the source informed.

He clarified that the airline is not looking at cash payback from the US company but a reduction in the final pricing of the remaining 21 Dreamliners that will be delivered to it by the end of 2016. With this, the national carrier’s demands for compensation from Boeing in regard to Dreamliners have gone up to three.

Already, the flag carrier has demanded compensation for the long delay in Dreamliners’ delivery.

The other compensation demand is for the commercial loss to the airline after it was forced to ground all six 787s after 50 Dreamliners around the word reported overheating of batteries which caused fires.
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