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Dreamliner holdup will harm Air India plans

State-run Air India wants compensation from Boeing for a delay in the delivery of its 787 Dreamliner because the postponement hurts its growth plans, the firm's chairman said, reported Reuters. The Dreamliner, the fastest-selling plane in history, suffered its second setback when Boeing said on Wednesday it was pushing the programme a further three months, putting the aircraft about nine months behind schedule. The company was scheduled to receive the first of the 27 Dreamliners on order in the second half of 2008, which has been pushed to February 2009 and waiting for a revised delivery schedule.