Boeing said it is assessing the "market viability" of the 787-3 after ANA converted its order for 28 of the shorter-range Dreamliner variants to the standard 787-8, leaving no -3s in the manufacturer's backlog. The company already had pulled back on its development of the 787-3 in early 2008, shifting resources to the -8 as part of its ongoing effort to contend with program delays (ATWOnline, Feb. 25, 2008). ANA is the launch customer for the 787, which achieved first flight last month 29 ...

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