Boeing said yesterday that 787 first flight "is expected by the end of 2009" with first delivery to launch customer ANA pushed back to the 2010 fourth quarter, a schedule that allows for a longer flight test program than previously planned to provide "some cushion. . .to account for unknowns." Until the latest setback was disclosed in June, (ATWOnline, June 24) the manufacturer had expected to deliver the 787 to ANA in the 2010 first quarter. In a statement, the airline said, "The length of ...

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