Boeing 787 launch delayed

Thanks to the supply chain problems and the rework needed by the makers on the jet, we will have to wait till the third quarter of 2009 for the release of the Boeing 787. This extended delay adds six more months to the tantalizing wait by the fans of the aircraft who have their patience already worn out. After the launch we have the wait for some real action a.k.a. test flights. And this doesn't really seem to be early enough. How painful does the fourth quarter sound for the first test flight? Looks like these guys spread the map of 2009 and dragged all the dates three months later. I believe that Japan will have the first flight experience with the Boeing 787. Is there a very practical reason for this one to be names "Dreamliner"?

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