ANA wants cash, not discounts from Boeing over 787

ANA wants cash, not discounts from Boeing over 787

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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) sits on the tarmac after an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airpirt in Takamatsu, west of Japan, on January 16, 2013. Japan's two biggest airlines on January 16 grounded all their Dreamliners in the most serious blow yet to Boeing's troubled next-generation model after an ANA flight was forced into an emergency landing.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 7:18 AM

All Nippon Airways wants Boeing to compensate it in cash, rather than future purchase discounts, for losses it incurred due to the grounding of Boeing’s 787, Reuters reports.

All 50 of the 787’s that were in service around the world were grounded for two months due to problems with the plane’s lithium-ion batteries. ANA has 17 of those planes and has reportedly canceled 3,600 flights to the end of May.

Reuters, citing a person with knowledge of ANA’s intentions, said the airline would prefer to get cash, but added that talks about compensation have yet to begin.

An ANA spokesperson said nothing has been decided regarding talks with Boeing.

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