All Nippon Airways, Boeing’s first customer for its long-awaited 787 Dreamliner, called repeated delays of the aircraft “a great disappointment,” the Financial Times said.
ANA chief executive Shinichiro Ito told the Financial Times in London that the company is “pushing them to present the detailed cause of the irregularities,” that caused a fire on a 787 test flight earlier this month.
ANA had been scheduled to take delivery of the first of 55 Dreamliners on order more than two years ago.
Ito said the airline, however, remained proud to be the launch customer of the 787. He laughed off an idea that it may regret ordering the jet.
“Never! It’s a dream,” Ito told the Financial Times. “Of course we have a great disappointment about the delay, but our top priority is to have an excellent fleet.”