Boeing delays delivery of 787 Dreamliner aircraft until next year
until early 2011.
of this year.
series of hitches.
engine needed for the final phases of flight testing.
in the middle of the first quarter of 2011.
company claims the carbon-composite aircraft will be lighter, faster and emit
less CO2 than similar-sized planes currently flying.
of Airbus’ A380 super-jumbo was dogged by problems, plunging the manufacturer
into heavy losses and forcing a clear-out of management.
by the end of March.
hear of the delay,” said an All Nippon spokeswoman.
planned dates for Trent 1000 engine deliveries will now not support their latest
flight test programme requirements.
test bed event which occurred earlier this month.”
Difficult births July 2007: First 787 unveiled, with test flight planned for August and first
deliveries May 2008
Oct: Test flight delayed and deliveries pushed back Jan 2008: Test flight delayed again and deliveries now set for early 2009 April: Lack of components means deliveries now set for late 2009 Dec: Strikes force another revision of test flight and delivery schedule June 2009: Long-awaited maiden flight delayed Dec 2004: Airbus reveals project is £1bn over budget April 2005: The plane makes its maiden flight June: Delivery schedule pushed back six months July 2006: Production problems mean another six-eight months delay Oct: Huge problems with wiring mean delivery schedule delayed one year Jan 2007: Airbus warns of mounting losses because of higher A380 costs Oct: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A380
the Bloomberg news agency reported at the time that a turbine blew up and the
test facility was closed temporarily.
to other airlines.
it would receive the first 50 of the aircraft it has on order in mid-2012.
running into million of dollars for previous 787 delays.
discounts and maintenance agreements rather than cash payments.
international airshow at Farnborough in the UK.