Qantas Group announced yesterday that it brought forward deliveries of eight of its 50 787s on order to mid-2012, a move it said would allow it to speed the retirement of its 767s, give its low-cost carrier Jetstar a competitive edge and bolster its own domestic fleet. The group ordered the 787s in late 2005 for delivery from August 2008 at the rate of one a month. However, delays in the program, weight issues and the global financial crisis forced a rethink, with QF pushing back ...

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