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What started as a dream back in 2004 with an announcement on Wall Street, All Nippon Airways and Boeing launched an all new aircraft that was then called the 7E7 Dreamliner. On Wednesday, the dream inched closer to reality, as the state-of-the-art jet now known as the 787 completed all of its FAA-required certification test flights.
How does Boeing test the braking limits on the largest aircraft they’ve ever built? File the brake pads down to the rivets, load up the plane to nearly a million pounds, gun the engines to 200 mph, then mash the brakes as hard as possible and watch them burst into flames.
The second Boeing 747-8I took to the skies on Tuesday for its first test flight. This will be the first 747-8I to be delivered to Lufthansa by the end of this year.
Engineers testing structural capacity of the 747-8 Freighter experience a roller coaster-like weightlessness as Boeing pilots put the new jet through its paces.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test was evacuated on Tuesday after landing in Texas due to smoke detected in the cockpit, the FAA said.
Boeing has begun fatigue testing on the structural airframe of the 787 Dreamliner at their Everett, Wash. test site.
A week after revealing that the first 787 Dreamliner delivery will once again be delayed, Boeing on Friday issued an impressive rundown of what their test aircraft fleet has been up to.