Thursday, December 11, 2008

Boeing delays 787 Dreamliner

Seattle (WA) – Boeing today announced that will have to delay the first flight and delivery of its 787 aircraft once again. The first flight of the aircraft, also called “Dreamliner”, has been moved into Q2 2009 and the first delivery is now planned for the first quarter of 2010. Originally, Boeing had planned to deliver the first 787 to customers by May 2008.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Scott Carson said that the industry team has gone through all testing phases but adjustments in schedule must be made due recent Machinists' strike and because of a requirement to replace certain fasteners in early production airplanes.

According to Shanahan, Boeing still needs to finalize and incorporate “remaining engineering changes” and complete “systems testing, qualifications and certification.”

Boeing said that it is still looking at the potential financial impact and is “evaluating the specific impact of this delay on customer delivery dates and will provide customers with updated schedules once completed.” Boeing did not say how many planes it may be able to build in 2010.

Boeing has close to 800 orders for 787 airplanes so far.

No comments:

Post a Comment