SEATTLE -- With a cancelled ceremony on Friday in Luxembourg and 787 delivery on Monday, it is looking "highly unlikely" that Boeing, Cargolux, GE and Qatar Airways will solve their contractual dispute over the first 747-8 freighters by week's end. The issue is looking increasingly tied to the GEnx-powered 787s Qatar has on order, as well as twin 747-8Is for the Government of Qatar.
Here's my latest report:
Cargolux 747-8F delivery becomes "highly unlikely" this week
By Jon Ostrower/Seattle
The 747-8 freighter contract dispute has made delivery this week of the new jumbo to Cargolux "highly unlikely" as the parties continue to negotiate, said industry sources.
Cargolux is said to have cancelled a planned 23 September event with the 747-8F in Luxembourg. Cargolux was unreachable for comment.
Boeing declined to comment on delivery timing for this week, and stated: "We continue to work with Cargolux to find a time to deliver its airplanes."