The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is facing yet another delay, and the first plane will not be delivered until 2010 at the earliest, nearly two years behind the original schedule, according to senior airline executives.Photo by Max Boss
The completion date of the Dreamliner, an innovative and high-profile project, has already been pushed back three times. All Nippon Airways, the Japanese airline, will receive its planes first, with other customers not able to take delivery until 2011 or beyond.
This would be nearly two years after the company had expected to begin delivering the planes to airlines, which have rushed to place orders for the fuel-efficient jet. Their enthusiasm had made the Dreamliner the most popular program in Boeing history, with more than 60 airlines placing orders for more than 800 planes.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Dreamliner Becoming a Nightmare?
The Dreamliner was supposed to be the shining example of 21st century globalized manufacturing. Not good news for Boeing. New Boeing 787 Jetliner Faces Another Delay