Three weeks after rolling out the 787 Dreamliner to great global fanfare, Boeing is planning to spend several hundred million more dollars to ensure it stays on schedule for first commercial delivery next spring. The company will pony up another $300 million for 787 research and development (R&D) this year, a 9% increase, and warns it may have to spend more than expected in 2008. Boeing has hiked R&D spending by $1.4 billion since early last year, largely to fund risk mitigation ...

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