AIRSHOW-Boeing reaffirms latest 787 guidance

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17 (BestGrowthStock) – Boeing (BA.N: ) said
its chief executive had not altered the latest delivery guidance
on the 787 Dreamliner after a newspaper said he had expressed
confidence in delivering the plane by end-year, as planned.
Boeing last week said deliveries could slip into 2011 but
that no decision had been taken. [ID:nN15224632]
In a summary of an interview given to European Sunday
newspapers by Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, released on Saturday,
Germany’s Welt am Sonntagsaid: “The Boeing chief was also
confident that the first Dreamliner 787 can be, as announced,
delivered by the end of 2010.”

A Boeing spokesman clarified that McNerney had stuck to the
same script on deliveries as the 787 general manager last week.

“Mr Mcnerney made clear that the intention remains to
deliver the first 787 before the end of the year, but he said
that the flight test programme is tight and that it is possible
delivery could slip by a few weeks into January,” Boeing
spokesman Charlie Miller said on Saturday.

“This is exactly what the head of the programme (Scott
Fancher) said last Thursday,” he added.

AIRSHOW-Boeing reaffirms latest 787 guidance