Qantas Airways Ltd. wants to speed up by as much as two years when it will get its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Australia’s largest airline said it wants to move up deliveries so its low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar, can start serving more international destinations. The first 787 is now due to be delivered to Qantas in mid-year 2012.
Those first 787 deliveries had been set for 2014. They are to be built in Boeing’s Everett plant and will be assembled in Charleston, S.C.
Deliveries of the first 787s are more than two years behind schedule because of production system, design and labor problems.