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Boeing 787 Still on Track June 9, 2008

Posted by Andrew in Boeing, Commercial Aviation.
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Boeing reiterated today it was still on track for a first flight of the 787 in the fourth quarter of 2008. On the program’s schedule, one spokesman said: “There is no change to the schedule for the 787 that we announced in April, which has us achieving power on by the end of June, first flight in the fourth quarter of 2008 and first delivery in the third quarter of 2009.” The most recent statement from Boeing was released to clarify a comment made by Mike Bair, vice-president of business strategy and marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, who said over the past weekend that he expected the 787 to fly by the end of this summer. Boeing expects to power on the first of its 787 aircraft within the month. The success of this test is be seen as a vital indicator in whether Boeing will be able to maintain its revised schedule for the 787 program.

Source: Reuters