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Boeing suspends spare parts pact for Air India Dreamliners due to non-payment of dues

Boeing suspends spare parts pact for Air India Dreamliners due to non-payment of dues
Boeing suspends spare parts pact for Air India Dreamliners due to non-payment of dues
Under the component service programme, Air India owes $33 million to Boeing in dues, finance charges and penalties dating back to 2017.

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In a letter to the national carrier on August 1, the American plane maker said it was immediately suspending support to the so-called Component Service Agreement. A person in the know said the plane maker has also kept shipments of fresh spare parts on credit hold. The spare parts replacement program helps an airline to save up to 30% of maintenance costs, Boeing’s website said.

Mumbai: Boeing has suspended replacement of faulty parts in Air India’s widebodied 787 Dreamliner planes due to non-payment of dues, three people familiar with the situation said. The development will come as a major blow for Air India which uses Dreamliner heavily for its Vande Bharat flights. An Air India spokesperson said the airline is "confident of resolving issues".In a letter to the national carrier on August 1, the American plane maker
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