Boeing Again Delays Dreamliner Test Flight

Boeing Inc. again delayed the maiden flight of its 787 Dreamliner, saying tests showed a structural weakness where the wings join the body of the aircraft.

The company, which said it will be several weeks before it will release a new flight and delivery schedule, will disclose the potential effect on earnings when it releases second-quarter results next month.

The news comes as another blow to Boeing, which had maintained that the first flight of the next-generation aircraft would take place by the end of June. The Dreamliner was supposed to enter service in May 2008.

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