Vietnam Airlines confirmed to ATW  it has converted its 16 787-8 orders to the 787-9 "due to unexpected performance limitations on the original model," it said, though on its Orders and Deliveries website Boeing still lists the carrier's order as eight 787-8s. The carrier, which last placed a Dreamliner order in 2007 (ATW Daily News, Oct. 3, 2007), said the -8 configurations "are now too heavy to economically operate long-haul routes from Vietnam to Europe and ...

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