Boeing 787s for United Airlines Delayed

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments by

Boeing said delivery of at least two 787 jets for United Airlines was taking longer than expected, a surprise hitch in delivery to its first U.S. customer that is set to disappoint some customers wanting to ride the new fuel-efficient aircraft. The aircraft builder said it is working diligently to complete United’s next 787s for delivery but that the process is “taking a few days longer than anticipated.”

The delay, while short, is another missed date for the 787 program which was delayed for nearly 3-1/2 years to address quality problems with the jet that uses substantial amounts of lightweight composite materials to replace aluminum in the fuselage and wings.

For the complete story by Reuters’s Alwyn Scott, click here.


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