Delta drops Boeing Dreamliner order
Delta Air Lines Inc scrapped an order for 18 Boeing Co’s widebody Dreamliner jets valued at $4 billion at list prices, a commitment that was inherited with the company’s 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines. Atlanta-based Delta reached an agreement with Boeing on the cancellation, without disclosing terms, according to a statement from the carrier on Tuesday. The airline is sticking with orders already in progress for 120 narrowbody Boeing 737-900ERs. The 787-8 Dreamliners had been on Delta’s order book since the Northwest Airlines deal.