LAN Airlines has confirmed that it plans to accelerate delivery of its first 787 from 2014 to the second quarter of 2011.
LAN confirms early 787 arrival, joins ANA, RAM, JAL, Air India, China Southern, Ethiopian, Qatar & Continental in 2011
This page reported in January that LAN assumed two delivery spots from All Nippon Airways. The Santiago-based airline will take delivery of Airplanes 10 and 16, previously allocated to ANA. Airplane 10 is currently parked on the Everett flight line, while Airplane 16 is in final assembly inside Building 40-26. The airline will receive a total of 10 787-8s on its accelerated delivery pace that was initially supposed to commence in 2014.
LAN now joins ANA, RAM, JAL, Air India, China Southern, Ethiopian, Qatar and Continental on the list of customers who are expected to receive 787s in 2011.
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