Boeing Confident 787 Will Fly On Time

Head of Boeing's commercial jet division says delays have given the company extra time to fine tune the 787, lowering the risk that it will encounter problems during flight testing.

SEATTLE (AP) โ€” The head of Boeing Co.'s commercial jet division says delays in its 787 program have given the company extra time to fine tune the plane's electronics and other systems, lowering the risk that it will encounter problems during flight testing.
 
Speaking in New York at an aerospace and defense conference hosted by Cowen & Co., Scott Carson said Wednesday that Boeing has ''great confidence that the airplane will be ready to go as we've scheduled it.''
 
The 787 is slated to enter flight testing by late June, almost a year later than originally planned. Japan's All Nippon Airways was supposed to take delivery of its first 787 this May, but will now have to wait until early next year.
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