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Dreamliner not the only new plane lagging its schedule

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Dec. 16, 2010 at 10:05 am with No Comments »
December 16, 2010 10:05 am

Russia’s Sukhoi Co. won’t make its 2010 deadline to deliver the first of its Superjet 100 regional jets, an aviation publication reported today.

Aviation Week said the Russian aerospace company will achieve partial Russian certification of the twin-engine plane by the end of this year, but other issues remain to be ironed out with regulators.

Those developments will push the delivery of the first Superjet 100 to at least February.

Sukhoi, like Boeing and Airbus, has been plagued with schedule delays for its new jet. Both Boeing, which is nearly three years behind in delivering its first 787 Dreamliner, and Airbus, which lagged on both its A380 superjumbo jet and its A400M military transport, have suffered scheduling delays.

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