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Dreamliner jet program was rushed from the start

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ Published: January 26, 2013

NEW YORK — The 787 Dreamliner was born in desperation.

It was 2003 and Boeing — the company that defined modern air travel — had just lost its title as the world’s largest plane manufacturer to European rival Airbus. Its CEO had resigned in a defense-contract scandal. And its stock had plunged to the lowest price in a decade.

Boeing needed...
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