BANGALORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Boeing Co will address
compensation claims from customers of its 787 Dreamliner jets
after the grounded aircraft are back in service, the company's
vice-president for sales in Asia Pacific and India said on
"The focus is to get the airplane back, then we will deal
with that issue (of compensation) like we dealt with all these
deliveries that are happening," Dinesh Keskar told Reuters on
the sidelines of an air show in the southern Indian city of
"We will deal with that in closed rooms and with customers."
Boeing's 50 Dreamliners in service have been grounded since
mid-January following two incidents involving battery problems.
A U.S. investigation into the issues is "weeks away" from
completion, its head said this week.
Indian national carrier Air India has six
Dreamliners and has ordered 21 more. The airline could seek
compensation from Boeing for the jet's glitches, India's
aviation minister said last month.
The Dreamliner's launch customer All Nippon Airways Co Ltd
, which has the biggest fleet of the 250-seat planes,
has said it will seek compensation from Boeing once the amount
of damages is clearer. Japan Airlines Co Ltd has also
said it will talk to Boeing about compensation, predicting this
week that the 787's grounding would cost it nearly $8 million in
lost earnings through March.