Dreamliner Delay Compensation

OMAN AIR, which originally signed an agreement to lease six Boeing 787s from Kuwaiti aircraft lessor Alafco in 2007, with deliveries expected in 2012, 2014 and 2015, is now expecting the first delivery in the second half of 2014, after a series of delays in the Dreamliner’s production.
“Of course, there has been talk of compensation for the delay, so we will benefit from that,” said the carrier’s CEO, Peter Hill, who was due to retire from his role as this edition went to press.  “In a way, this has worked to our favour, as taking on another fleet of additional wide-body aircraft within a relatively short time span is a huge challenge which we might want to defer for a while.  We will have to see how they get implemented in the future… [but we] will be watching its forthcoming entry into service with launch customers.”