American Airlines' order for up to 100 787s for delivery between 2012 and 2020, announced last week (ATWOnline, Oct. 16), begins to answer questions about the program's potential production ramp-up. Last month ATWOnline revealed that two airlines were quoted 2020 as the earliest delivery date for a new 787 order (ATWOnline, Sept. 8). Boeing confirmed the timeline, stating that it "has said publicly that first availability for new orders of the 787 is around the end of the next decade." At ...

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