A commercial aircraft manufacturer spent the week of the Paris Air Show talking up the imminent first flight of its high-tech next-generation aircraft and what a great milestone achieving the maiden flight would be. But immediately upon returning from Le Bourget, the company’s executives were forced to admit that first flight would be pushed back—again. Are we talking about Boeing on the 787 in 2009 or Bombardier on the CSeries in 2013? Actually, both.  There was a ...

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