Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner plane will take a little longer to be delivered to its customers after being three years already off schedule. In November, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner test aircraft’s electrical glitch was responsible for a fire on the plane. That glitch led Boeing officials to delay deliveries by about four to five months, after already being behind schedule about three years because of labor and production difficulties.
ABC News reports Boeing says it should know over the next few weeks what actually led to the problem in the plane’s electrical system. According to Boeing’s latest schedule, the plane-maker plans to deliver a Dreamliner to its first customer by first quarter of 2011, but that may be pushed back a few more months. The original date was May of 2008.
So far, Boeing has taken about 850 Dreamliner orders.