Aeroflot cancels 787 orders

Russia’s state preferred airline – by far the country’s largest, Aeroflot has formally cancelled its 12 year old order for 22 787 Dreamliners.

It had ordered 18 787-8 and 4 787-9, but tensions with the US, various sanctions and the upcoming domestically produced with China wide body, have all raised their heads since.

Boeing is left with a growing issue – it’s production rate of 14 a month is slicing through the order book at a pace new orders simply cannot meet.

The total order book is now 1,450 with 894 delivered – and with just 556 left at 14 per month it has just 40 months – the end of 2022 before its run out of aircraft to build.