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2009-06-16 07:30:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) continues to make steady progress on its largest commercial development programs, the 787 Dreamliner and the 747-8. Pat Shanahan, vice president of Airplane Programs for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, reported the progress at the 48th International Paris Air Show, affirming the company will fly these two newest and boldly innovative products this year: the 787 by the end of second quarter and the 747-8 Freighter by the end...

2008-07-15 15:25:00

Test Flights for the Boeing's 787 Dreamliner are being delayed again due to problems with the verifying software in the brake control system. So far, three major production delays due to parts shortages and incomplete work from suppliers arriving at its assembly plant near Seattle have kept the 787's from their first test flights, originally planned for last summer. Pat Shanahan, general manager of the 787 program, said they are still on track for a first flight in the fourth quarter, but the...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.