Air Canada has received a delivery schedule from Boeing for its first five 787 aircraft, and now expects to start accepting deliveries of the twinjet beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Deliveries of the five aircraft are scheduled to continue through the first half of 2014.
"Boeing has indicated that they continue to evaluate the schedule for deliveries of Air Canada's remaining 32 firm orders for Boeing 787 aircraft and would provide Air Canada with an update when available," says the carrier.
At one point Air Canada was scheduled to receive its first aircraft in 2012, followed by a slip to the second half of 2013. But 787 programme delays have resulted in the new late 2013 target date.
Air Canada's update of its initial 787 delivery schedule occurs a day after Polish carrier LOT confirmed it expects to receive five of eight 787s it has on order in 2012, with first delivery scheduled for April.