Boeing Assessing 787 Schedule

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing says it’s in the middle of assessing the schedule for the new 787 and won’t announce the result until the end of the month, although some analysts expect another delay.

Boeing Co. spokeswoman Yvonne Leach in Everett says the company started the assessment in January when it announced the latest delay in assembling the widebody jet.

Until the review is complete, Leach says Boeing’s goal is to power up the plane in early April and send it on its first flight by the end of June.

The program has already had three delays because of problems with parts and a worldwide network of suppliers.

Boeing has received around 850 orders for the plane from more than 50 customers.