Boeing delays delivery of 787 Dreamliner till 2011

Boeing is delaying delivery of its first new-generation 787 Dreamliner aircraft until early 2011.

Japan's All Nippon Airways was due to take delivery of the aircraft at the end of this year.

The 787 project has already been delayed for more than two years, following a series of hitches.

Boeing said on Friday the setback was due to the availability of a Rolls-Royce engine needed for the final phases of flight testing.

Theo Leggett reports.

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