Dreamliner delayed…again

BOEING has delayed delivery of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft again to the first quarter of 2011. The first customer will be Japan’s All Nippon Airways, which has order 50 of the jets and was expecting the first one at the end of this year.

The project has suffered a long line of delays thanks to strikes and problems with third-part suppliers. This latest delay Boeing has blamed on Rolls Royce’s delivery of engines.

Boeing said in a statement that the delay would not affect its financial outlook.

ANA said the delay was “regrettable.”

“We trust that the time will be used to deliver the best possible aircraft in the shortest possible timeframe,” a spokeswoman, Megumi Tezuka, for the airline said.

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