Boeing says it is confident in 787 after incidents

Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:37pm EST

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co has "extreme confidence" in the 787 Dreamliner passenger jet, despite a series of mechanical incidents in recent days and weeks, the plane's chief project engineer said on Wednesday.

On a conference call, Boeing Vice President Mike Sinnett said the performance of the 787 was largely similar to the earlier 777 model in that plane's first year of service.

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