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Boeing Races for 787-Delivery Goal as Luxury Seating Lags

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Boeing Co. is at risk of missing its 2014 delivery target for the 787 Dreamliner, the jet plagued by development delays, as it awaits luxury seats that are as costly as a Ferrari and as complex to build as a small car.

Engineers at France’s Zodiac Aerospace are struggling to meet demand for the custom berths, and a Texas strike also slowed output, Chief Executive Officer Olivier Guy Zarrouati said Thursday on a conference call. Those woes stalled a handover of American Airlines’ first 787s this month, he said.