Thai Airways International (THAI) on Thursday said it was standing by its purchase order for eight Dreamliners despite the mass grounding of the aircraft by the international aviation community amid continuing safety concerns.
Sorachak Kasemsuwan, the airline’s president, said the first of the Boeing flagship 787 Dreamliners was due for delivery at the end of next year. This meant there was almost two years for the aircraft’s problems to be solved before the company took delivery of its first one.
Mr Sorachak made the comment after regulators and airlines on Thursday grounded nearly all of the world's 787 Dreamliner fleet until a fire risk linked to the plane's batteries is fixed, deepening a crisis for US titan Boeing that threatens to last weeks.
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