Boeing Delays 787 First Flight By 2 Months

Boeing delays the first flight of the new 787 (Dreamliner) by 2 months. The reason is the incomplete work of suppliers and the lack of accessories.

Boeing officials believe this delay will not effect the first delivery of the aircraft to ANA, the first customer to use the Dreamliner. Reasons for the delay are incomplete manufacturing documentation, a global shortage of fasteners and a delay of the flight control software.

If Boeing wants to keep the deadline of the first delivery, testing phase will last only 5 months. The first 777 was delivered 11 months after the first flight and they had a hard time with testing then, too.

By Szafi

5 Responses to “Boeing Delays 787 First Flight By 2 Months”

  1. 1 boeing777 September 8, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Scott Carson noted that a 1-3 month delivery delay would not incur any financial penalties.

    Perhaps we may yet see a revised EIS date?

  2. 2 szafi September 8, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Yep, that is what I suppose, too.
    I registered on your website. See you there, too 🙂

  3. 3 boeing777 September 9, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Pleasure to have you join!

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