Boeing's 787 Encounters Flight Delays
Boeing's (BA) decision to delay the first flight of its new fuel-sipping 787 Dreamliner another two months acknowledges the enormous challenges of assembling the world's first composite-based commercial jetliner. Executives insist that the 787 will be delivered on time, and that such a pushback would not be fatal to the new airplane program, sales of which have set new records. Indeed, most veteran airline execs and investors have long anticipated a delay. The challenge, if it happens, is to keep it brief.
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