Boeing began the 787 power-on process this week, a critical step toward the company's being able to meet a revised schedule that has first flight slated for the 2008 fourth quarter, and said full power-on likely will be achieved in 10-14 days following tests of various systems during coming days. The aircraft is touted as the most technologically sophisticated ever produced, and systems provider Hamilton Sundstrand President David Hess conceded last week that "there quite honestly were ...

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