Monday, December 28, 2009

ZA001 moving into regular flight tests

Now that the pressure of getting off the ground is past, Boeing is starting to get into the rhythm of regular test flights. Yesterday (Dec. 27th) ZA001 conducted a 2 hour flight over eastern Washington State and today it is conducting a third flight over Washington and Idaho states and that has lasted almost 6 hours, the longest flight thus far for the 787

No word on when ZA002 will resume its flight tests but it seems like the gear issues on it's first flight are a one off event that has occured on that airplane.

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