ILFC's Hazy:Boeing's initial 787s will be overweight

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Boeing's initial batch of 787s will be delivered overweight, despite Boeing's strong efforts to rectify the problem, ILFC chief Steven Udvar-Hazy said today at the ISTAT conference in Phoenix.

"Rest assured that the first batch of 787s will be overweight," said Udvar-Hazy in response to a question posed by ATI.

The ILFC chief notes that Boeing is injecting a lot of resources "into rectifying that problem" and rectifying the additional "empty weight" on the first 787s.

"In the long run, this will be an excellent aircraft. But I pity the airlines that get the first ones. Obviously those aircraft will not be the same standard as those 787s later on."