Boeing 787 Jetliner Delayed

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Boeing says an eight week strike will delay the first flight of its 787 jetliner until next year. The jetmaker had scheduled the inaugural flight of the next-generation passenger jet for the end of this year.

But the company now says the strike by 27,000 machinist union workers pushed it back to an unspecified time next year. The new plane is expected to provide high fuel efficiency because of its construction from lightweight carbon composite parts.