The North American launch customer for the Boeing 787-8 now will have to wait until the second half of 2012 to take delivery of its first aircraft even though the airframe already has rolled off the production line. As revealed Oct. 13 by Aviation Week, United Continental Holdings expects to take five 787s in 2012, one less than the six detailed in a September analyst presentation. A source told Aviation Week the delay was due to unspecified production setbacks. Now another source ...


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