Boeing 787 watchers will see some "action" at the Everett plant by mid-to-late February, insiders say, with word from the factory floor indicating that the first aircraft, ZA001, will have all fastener issues resolved by the end of this month and will be rolled out for repainting at the end of February. Repainting should be completed by March 2 and the aircraft turned over to flight testing. According to sources, Boeing has penciled first flight in for late April (ATWOnline, Dec. 12). The ...

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