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Boeing delays 787 delivery until third quarter

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its "First Flight" in 2009. (via Flickr/Dave Sizer)

Looks like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will stay, well, a dream for just a bit longer.

Boeing Co. is pushing back the delivery date for its new 787 until at least July.

The jet has been delayed several times already. Its most recent delivery target was for next month. But an electrical fire on a test plane in November put a halt to flight testing. Another delay has been widely expected ever since the fire.

Boeing said on Tuesday that it expects to deliver the plane during the third quarter, which would be between July and the end of September. It says it extra time has been built into the new schedule in case anything else goes wrong.

The plane needs to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration before it can be delivered. Flight testing for the certification resumed on Monday.

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