Plane Is Already 3 Years Behind Schedule
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago-based Boeing Co. says it lost eight 787 orders in the week that ended Tuesday, the same day that one of the planes made an emergency landing.
That aircraft was on a 6-hour test flight when it made an emergency landing in Texas after the crew reported smoke in the rear of the plane. Test flights for the 787 were later scrapped.
Boeing did not indicate in its order log which airline canceled the orders. A spokesman was not immediately available for comment on Thursday.
Shares fell $1.66, or 2.5 percent, to $65.41 in afternoon trading.
The plane is already about three years behind schedule. Boeing had hoped to deliver the first 787, which it calls the Dreamliner, to Japan’s All Nippon Airways in the first quarter of 2011.
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