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Hainan Airlines May Swap Boeing 787 Orders for 747-8s on Delivery Delays – Bloomberg

March 7, 2012
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Feng, the chairman of its parent.

“If it is a good airplane we will consider it because the 787 has taken so long to come out,” HNA Group’s Chen said yesterday in an interview in Beijing. The late arrival of the Dreamliners has caused “a lot of trouble,” he said. The carrier has ordered 10 787-8s, according to Boeing’s website.

Feng, the chairman of its parent.

“If it is a good airplane we will consider it because the 787 has taken so long to come out,” HNA Group’s Chen said yesterday in an interview in Beijing. The late arrival of the Dreamliners has caused “a lot of trouble,” he said. The carrier has ordered 10 787-8s, according to Boeing’s website.

Boeing expects to complete the test flights needed for the 747-8 to win certification for commercial service within a week, it said Feb. 28. The freighter version entered service last year.

The 747-8 has a list price of $332.9 million, compared with the 787-8’s $193.5 million cost, according to Boeing’s website.

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