The company said the new delivery date reflects the impact of the November fire and the time required to produce, install and test updated software and new electrical power distribution panels in the flight test and production planes.
Boeing, which competes with European rival Airbus
Boeing said financial forecasts and anticipated initial 787 deliveries for 2011 will be discussed during the company's earnings call on January 26.
Shares of Boeing were up about 1 percent in premarket trading.
(Reporting by Kyle Peterson, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)