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AI wants to sue Boeing for non-delivery

With the delivery of new-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft scheduled soon, the issue of over $700 million compensation from US manufacturer Boeing for delaying its delivery came up for detailed discussion at the Air India Board meeting on Monday.

The entire issue of compensation, including the amount to be claimed and how, has been forwarded to the government for approval, sources said, adding that matter came up for a thorough discussion at the meeting of the Board, sources said.

However, they did not disclose the amount to be claimed from Boeing on grounds of confidentiality in negotiations.

The first of the 27 Dreamliners ordered by Air India is ready for delivery and a team of pilots is likely to visit Boeing headquarters in Seattle, US, shortly to fly it down.

The national carrier had placed order to buy 27 B-787s and 41 B-777s in 2005 and as per the original schedule, the US aircraft maker had to commence the delivery of these aircraft from September, 2008. Delivery of the Dreamliners was delayed due to various factors, including labour trouble in Boeing.
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