Boeing is planning to start test flights on its 787 Dreamliner in late June, months later than first projected. Mr. Carson admitted that Boeing has learned lessons during the 787 Dreamliner’s development, and said that the company is trying to improve relationships with its suppliers–on which this project is depending more than other Boeing planes, and who have an enormous impact on timing. In the field of creative and innovative endeavors, deadlines are difficult to set, and the ground-breaking Dreamliner is no exception. More time, consequently, is being devoted to the Dreamliner’s advanced electronical systems and perfecting them. “We’re finding that the system is straightening itself out in a hurry,” Carson said. “It has required a great deal of effort on our part and on our supply partners, but we are on track at this point.”
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