Boeing said yesterday that it has made a number of changes to the 787 program that will enable it to meet the revised schedule it announced in October, including first flight by the end of the 2008 first quarter, first delivery in late November or December 2008 and 109 deliveries in 2009. "I believe the rate of improvement and progress [in production processes] will allow us to meet our commitments," said GM and VP-787 Program Pat Shanahan, who took over leadership of the program in October ...

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