787's structural design problem, centered on the upper wing join area, is more complex than originally outlined by Boeing and may result in first flight being delayed until next year, engineers told The Seattle Times. One engineer with knowledge of the problem claimed that it will take "at least 3-4 months just to get something installed on the 787," while a second, familiar with Boeing's construction methods, claimed that the fix first must be installed on the nonflying test aircraft in ...

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