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Rolls-Royce shares dipped recently after Boeing announced its long overdue 787 Dreamliner passenger jet would be delayed by several more weeks because of a problem in getting an engine from the U.K. manufacturer.
The first 787, which is already more than two years late, was supposed to be delivered to its launch customer, All Nippon Airways of Japan, by the end of this year.
The news follows reports that an engine being made by Rolls-Royce, whose Trent 1000 engines are powering the 787, suffered a test failure at the manufacturer's Derby headquarters in the first week of August. Rolls-Royce denied the report.
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