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Boeing says it is ready to test 787-9 as early as Tuesday

The Boeing logo is seen on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane in Long Beach, California March 14, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co's high-tech Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft will make its first flight as soon as Tuesday, the company said on Friday.

The flight-testing schedule may change due to weather conditions or other factors, the company said.

Reuters reported on Thursday that the test flight was planned for next week.

(Reporting by Alwyn Scott; writing by Lauren Tara LaCapra; Editing by Bernard Orr)