Boeing Delays Dreamliner Test—Again

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 10:04 AM CDT
Photographer Steve Ringman leans back as he shoots video of a Rolls Royce engine on a Boeing 787, the first of the model scheduled to fly, at the plant Thursday, April 30, 2009, in Everett, Wash.    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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(Newser) – The wait for Boeing’s long-delayed first flight of its 787 Dreamliner became even longer today. The company announced it would miss its late June target because part of the plane needs to be reinforced, the Wall Street Journal reports. Boeing stock fell 7% on the news. The 787, Boeing's first new jet in more than a decade, was supposed to make its maiden flight in late 2007 but it has been plagued by production problems. (Read more Boeing stories.)