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Senior sees more 787 delays

Senior, the engineering group, said its pre-tax profit fell by 22 per cent in the first half of the year to £21.1m as a result of the sluggish aerospace market, including the deferred delivery of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The 787, for which Senior supplies air ducts and other parts, is already two years late and has been delayed five times by Boeing. Mark Rollins, Senior chief executive, said that although he did not expect the 787 to be ready for another six months.