Boeing expressed confidence that the 787 will be certified on time for delivery to ANA in the first quarter of next year despite a pessimistic research report released last week. The manufacturer responded to Bernstein Research's cautious assessment (ATWOnline, May 5), saying it "understood the natural tendency toward skepticism based on past program performance" while claiming that the report included several errors. In a statement, Boeing said: "We have a solid plan for our 787 flight test ...

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