Boeing 787 Dreamliner gets delayed up to six months

Major airlines around the globe are anxiously waiting for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but the first flight of its environment-friendly passenger jet has been pushed back.

The first delivery of its long range jet, 787 Dreamliner, will now be ready for deliveries in December 2008, instead of May 2008.

The schedule push-back is has disappointed several airliners who wanted to replaced older passenger jets.

Some companies such as Delta and Southwest have ordered 68 of the new 787s.

Boeing Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said the company remains confident in the 787 design and is looking forward to all new challenges in bringing forward the new environment-safe passenger jet.

Boeing has 710 orders for the new fuel-efficient Dreamliner jet from 50 airlines which are worth $110 billion.