Boeing yesterday confirmed that the 787's first flight will not take place until the 2009 second quarter, with first delivery to ANA pushed back to the 2010 first quarter, marking the fifth time the manufacturer has delayed the Dreamliner program. The expected delay (ATWOnline, Dec. 5) is necessary owing to the recent International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers strike and the replacement of fasteners in early production 787s, the company said. "We're laser focused on what needs ...

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