AMERICAS: Boeing confirms yet another 787 delay

Boeing has announced a revised schedule for the first flight and initial deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner that includes additional scheduling margin to reduce risk of further delays on the programme. Boeing said earlier this month that the first flight of the 787 would occur no earlier than the fourth quarter, about a year behind […]


Boeing has announced a revised schedule for the first flight and initial deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner that includes additional scheduling margin to reduce risk of further delays on the programme.

Boeing said earlier this month that the first flight of the 787 would occur no earlier than the fourth quarter, about a year behind the original schedule. First flight of the all-new airplane will move into the fourth quarter of this year rather than the end of the second quarter.

Delivery of the first commercial aircraft to Japan¡¯s All Nippon Airways (ANA), originally projected for this month, now isn¡¯t set to occur until the third quarter of 2009 instead of the first quarter.

Company officials expressed confidence in the new plan and the steps being taken to accelerate program performance.