747-8 delayed by 9 months

Boeing just announced what we were the first to predict nearly a year ago: flight testing and delivery of the 747-8 will be delayed. The press release is here.

Boeing announced a nine month-long delay, in part due to engineering resource issues. We’ve been reporting a creeping delay in the program, initially six months, then nine and most recently one year. Customers tell us they expect a year’s delay.

Meanwhile, the French news service AFP reports Airbus may not deliver all  A380s next year originally planned. This short item is here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *