Boeing Delays Delivery of Australia’s Planes

10 June 2008 (Last Updated June 10th, 2008 06:59)

Delivery of six surveillance planes to the Royal Australian Air Force has been delayed by contractor Boeing. Boeing says the US$1bn programme has been delayed due to "systems integration" challenges, Bloomberg reports. The first two planes fitted with electronic warfare

Delivery of six surveillance planes to the Royal Australian Air Force has been delayed by contractor Boeing.

Boeing says the US$1bn programme has been delayed due to "systems integration" challenges, Bloomberg reports.

The first two planes fitted with electronic warfare systems will be delivered in early 2010, with the remaining four expected to be ready by the end of that year.

The planes were previously expected in 2009.

By staff writer