Azerbaijan may cancel Boeing-787 Dreamliner order

By Nazrin Gadimova

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) may cancel its order to buy two Boeing-787 Dreamliner aircrafts, the company said on May 21.

AZAL had previously ordered two Dreamliner from Boeing. It was expected to receive the first aircraft in June or July, 2014, and the second one in November.

"There may be a change of heart," the source said, adding that the final decision would be taken in a short time.

The company said the doubts rose after a number of problems faced by some countries' airlines using this aircraft.

The Boeing 787 has been involved in multiple aviation incidents and operational problems. However, in December 2012, Boeing CEO James McNerney said the problems were no greater than those experienced with the introduction of other models such as the Boeing 777.

Currently AZAL's fleet includes aircrafts like Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300, Airbus 319, Airbus A320, Airbus A340-500, Embraer ERJ 170-100LR and Embraer ERJ 190-100.