Boeing's Flight Risk

CEO McNerney admits the 787 Dreamliner faces challenges but insists the aircraft will be ready for its 2008 debut, despite a postponement of the first flight

Boeing (BA) postponed the first flight of its new 787 Dreamliner, pushing the test to the end of September from the end of August, and has boosted research-and-development funds to ensure the fuel-efficient jetliner will overcome last-minute snarls and still enter service on time.

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