American Airlines‘ (Dallas/Fort Worth) first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, registered as N800AN (msn 40618) (above) is delayed according to a report in The Dallas Morning news.
N800AN was due to be delivered this month. The first 787-8 was scheduled to enter revenue service in early 2015 initially on domestic routes.
American has 42 Boeing 787s on order including 16 787-8s and 26 787-9s, with 58 options. The airline was scheduled to take delivery of two 787s this year, 11 in 2015, 13 in 2016 and nine in 2017. However these two first 787s have now slipped to the first quarter of 2015.
American spokesman Matt Miller stated in the article the lie-flat seats in the premium cabin were part of the delay.
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