October 21: Kazakhstan airline Air Astana has said that its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boeing for three 787s plus three options is “inactive”, and that it is looking at other options, reports ATWOnline.
Air Astana is concerned on the lack of clarity on delivery dates for the 787, following the delays to the programme. The airline signed the MoU in 2007 for deliveries in 2014-15, but now believes it could be as late as 2019. It currently operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft: one A319, seven A320s, two A321s, four 757-200s and two leased 767-300ERs. It sees the A330-200 as a possible option to the 787.