Published March 15, 2013
WARSAW, Poland – Poland's LOT airline is holding talks with Boeing in Warsaw after the grounding of the 787 jets, of which LOT has two, with the government pushing for compensation.
The government says LOT is losing $50,000 a day as a result of the grounding of the two planes, and will pressure Boeing to take financial responsibility.
LOT, which is state-owned and deeply indebted, was Europe's first airline to have the 787s and their grounding has added to the carrier's financial problems.
The world's entire fleet of 787s, 50 in all, has been grounded since Jan. 16 due to problems with lithium ion batteries.
LOT spokesman Marek Klucinski said Friday that LOT was in one-day talks with Boeing in Warsaw about "cooperation with our partner" but refused any detail.