787 first flight's timing is the subject of speculation, with some media suggesting an October date rather than late September. However, Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney hinted at the delay late last month during the announcement of the company's second-quarter results. If the 787 does fly in mid October--say Oct. 15--it will be 99 days after rollout, the same time lapse for the A380 but way ahead of the first 747, which flew 132 days after its rollout date of Sept. 30, 1968. One of the shortest ...

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