• From The BBC:

    Planemaker Boeing says it has found a “technical solution” to a problem which had delayed the appearance of its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft.However, Boeing did not say when the plane would fly. Last month, Boeing said it had delayed the maiden flight of the Dreamliner once again. Boeing also reported a 17% rise in second-quarter profits to $998m (£417m), helped by its defence unit. Overall sales rose 1% to $17.15bn, with defence sales up 9% to $8.7bn. The Chicago-based company said that it had received 57 new orders during the period, but that 52 existing orders had been cancelled. Revenue impactLast month’s delay of the Dreamliner was the fifth time the launch date had been put back. The long-range, medium-sized plane is already more than two years behind schedule. Releasing its second-quarter results, Boeing said it would reveal a new delivery schedule for the 787 in the current financial quarter. “The 787 programme has identified a technical solution to the previously announce…

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