Investors and airlines are not the only ones crossing their fingers that Boeing Co.’s 787 jet will finally make its inaugural flight this month, now set for Dec. 15, (See Page 2). A lot of small suppliers pegged their investments in facilities and materials to the 787’s original flight date of Aug. 28, 2007. More than 27 months later, they are still waiting for revenue to begin flowing in. “They are killing us, they’re absolutely killing us,” says William Strome, senior VP-trategic ...

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