LE BOURGET, France Boeing's (BA.N) closely
watched 787 Dreamliner plane is up to four months behind
schedule, according to a JP Morgan analyst note circulated on
"We believe that the 'power on' to the aircraft was
scheduled for April 21, but is now scheduled for August 15, and
even that date is considered a bit of a stretch by some
suppliers," said JP Morgan analyst Joseph Nadol in a research
note, citing unnamed suppliers on the 787 program.
The head of Boeing's commercial airplane unit, Scott
Carson, said earlier on Monday that the plane was still on
schedule for roll out in July and test flight in August or
September. He said it would be delivered on time to the first
customer in May 2008.