Monday, December 5, 2011
Boeing conducted the first flight of the next 787 to be delivered on Dec. 5, 2011. BOE116 took off this afternoon from Everett heading to Moses Lake Airport and then back to Everett. The aircraft should be in the air for about 3 hours. Production aircraft usually have about 20 - 25 test hours flown by both Boeig and customer pilots befoer they are delivered. I expect that this airplane (L/N 31, ZA116, JA805A) should be delivered in about 2 to 3 weeks.