Boeing confirmed that the 787 will not fly in 2008, although it is blaming the recently concluded machinists strike and not software troubles or newly surfaced fastener issues for the latest delay. "Given the duration of the [International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers] work stoppage, first flight of the 787 will not be accomplished in the fourth quarter of 2008," a Boeing spokesperson said. "The timeframe for first flight has not been established and will be based on the strike ...

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