Boeing's 787 is still overweight, although not the 5,000 lb. disclosed a month ago (ATWOnline, Nov. 7), but the company is confident it will "meet all commitments on weight," 787 VP and GM Mike Bair said yesterday during a call with reporters. An example of significant savings is a redesigned seat track that will remove several hundred pounds, he said. Bair also said the 787 will have 2%-3% lower cash operating costs than originally promised, largely owing to better-than-expected ...

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