9/24/2009

Boeing has begun the structural repair work needed to get its new 787 Dreamliner off the ground for its maiden test flight, which is now expected to take place before the year ends. Boeing postponed the first scheduled flight in June because its engineers had found weakness where the wings are attached to the fuselage. The all-new Dreamliner uses super-hardened plastics more extensively than any other jumbo jet.

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