Boeing Denies Report of 787 Dreamliner Delay
Boeing on Friday said it still plans to deliver its first long-delayed 787 Dreamliner in the first quarter of 2011, despite a report in a trade publication to the contrary.
In a statement to CNBC, Boeing said it doesn't comment on delivery schedules for individual customers.
"Delivery dates can change for a variety of reasons. Today's press reports about new 787 delivery timing for several customers are based on the program schedule announced in August," a Boeing spokesperson said.
A report in Aviation Week Friday said that Boeing was pushing back the delivery of its 787 Dreamliner to some of its customers.
The Dreamliner, a fuel-efficient, twin-engine jetliner, has been plagued by production days for more than a year.
Boeing is slated to deliver its first 787 order to All Nippon Airways in the first quarter of next year.
Shares of Boeing fell more than 2 percent in late trading Friday. Get after-hours Boeing quotes here.
The stock closed 42 cents higher to end at $71.27 on the New York Stock Exchange.