Delta Cancels Dreamliner Order Placed in 2005 

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | December 28, 2016
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[Avionics Magazine 12-28-2016] Delta Air Lines reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel an order for 18 787 Dreamliners that was originally placed by Northwest Airlines in 2005. Delta assumed the order in 2008 as part of its merger with Northwest. In 2010, Delta deferred the order to a "2020 and beyond" delivery timeline.

Boeing 787 final assembly in Everett, Wash. Photo: Boeing.
Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed, however Delta will continue to take delivery of new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. Delta currently has two orders for a total of 120 Boeing 737s, scheduled for delivery through 2019. 

“This business decision is consistent with Delta’s fleet strategy to prudently address our wide body aircraft needs,” said Greg May, senior Vice President, supply chain management and fleet, Delta Air Lines. 

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