n1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 558 posts, RR: 17 Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1428 times:
Flyington is now blaming AB for their "problems" and threatening to sue....
"In hindsight, Airbus's aggressive pursuit of Flyington appears to have been driven by Airbus's strong interest in securing an A330-200 launch customer to unlock European Union launch air support and demonstrate to the U.S. Air Force that Airbus had a viable commercial variant for its proposed tanker," he said.
Flyington's planned commercial operations from India to destinations throughout Europe, West Asia and Africa now face uncertainty because of the delayed deliveries, the executive said."
The article wrongly says that Flyington was going to receive their first A330F in July 2008.
All other sources, including Airbus press release from signing of the order, says that first delivery should be in second half of 2009.
Airbus has since then pushed out the delivery from 2009 until 2010.