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Boeing Dreamliner may finally take flight this summer
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08:37, June 05, 2009

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The Chicago-based U.S. Boeing Company might finally take flight with their 787 Dreamliner plane this summer, it is reported here on Thursday.

Boeing had originally set the first flight date for the new 787 Dreamliner back in the summer of 2007. The plane was touted to be among the lightest and most fuel-efficient in the industry. But Boeing has had to push back the flight date four times because of production problems and a labor strike last fall, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.

According to another report, the head of Boeing thinks the Dreamliner could be in the air by the end of this month. The company plans to begin delivering the planes by first quarter 2010.

Economic instability and Boeing's shaky schedule had many buyers pulling out of the aircraft deal over the years. Still, total orders for the Dreamliner could be worth 140 billion dollars.

Source:Xinhua



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