NEW YORK (Kyodo) Boeing Co. announced Tuesday a further delay in delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner plane from February until the third quarter of this year, citing the impact of an in-flight incident during a test in November.

All Nippon Airways is scheduled to receive the first 787, but due to safety issues and other problems its delivery has been delayed repeatedly from the initial timeline of May 2008.

In November, smoke was reported inside the passenger cabin during a test flight, making it necessary to redesign electrical power distribution panels and rework software.

Boeing said the new delivery date takes into account the time required to build and test software and new panels.

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