PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is confident it can meet its goal to roll its first 787 "Dreamliner" jet off the production line on July 8, the U.S. plane maker's chief executive said in a newspaper interview published on Friday.
"We are working intensively to respect this timetable and are managing to respect the constraints we set ourselves, notably on the weight of the aircraft. We are confident we will get there," Boeing CEO James McNerney told France's Le Monde ahead of the Paris airshow next week.
McNerney said he saw no reason for Boeing to review this production model until output had reached "cruising speed" around 2009. "(Then) we can ask whether we need to change or not our organization," he said.
Just in case anyone still has doubts that everything is under control in Seattle.
[Edited 2007-06-15 14:07:44]