Japan agency: preparations for Boeing 787 test flight not yet complete

TOKYO, March 22 Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:27am EDT

TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Civil Aviation Bureau said on Friday that preparations are not yet complete for any test flight of Boeing Co's grounded 787 Dreamliner this week.

"It's Thursday (in the United States) and nothing has been set," said Shigeru Takano, a senior safety official at the Civil Aviation Bureau.

"There are a number of steps it needs to take before a test flight," he told a news briefing.

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