Months may transpire before Boeing is able to do what it failed to accomplish in the last week of June—fly the 787 for the first time—following the revelation that the new airplane’s composite wing induced delamination and deformation on body join points during a routine preflight stress test. The company says it will take at least several weeks of data analysis before it will know how long it must delay first flight, which had been expected to take place by June 30. Also of concern is ...


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