A much-anticipated status report on Boeing’s 787 program will be broadcast over the Internet this week.

The US airframer in a brief statement says it will web cast a 787 briefing on Wednesday, 9 April at 11:00 Eastern Time.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Scott Carson together with VP/general management, 787 program Pat Shanahan “will discuss progress to date on the new commercial airplane”, it says.

Boeing faces at least an eight month delay for first delivery. Breakdowns in the 787’s global supply chain have been blamed as a primary cause of the delay, along with a shortage of fasteners.

The company on 21 March confirmed that the wing-box on the type, supplied by Japanese firm Fuji Heavy Industries, requires modification.

Customers have been anxiously waiting to receive Boeing’s new 787 schedule. A Boeing spokeswoman says the company cannot comment on whether customers will have received the timetable in advance of the briefing.

Source: Flightglobal.com's sister premium news site Air Transport Intelligence news


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