Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Guy Norris: Final Gauntlet began this morning

According to Guy Norris at Aviation Week. Boeing has started the final gauntlet testing on ZA001 this morning. The testing should take about 2 to 3 days to complete which should coincide with Boeing having the final results from the static tests on the wing.

Guy reports that the gauntlet testing will be done in four blocks with the first block following the testing that would occur during the aircraft's first flight. The other blocks will test failure modes with the last block going through a full first flight in realistic conditions.

Guy Norris: 787 Countdown to first flight (resumed) Part 3

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