Flight Testing Passes The Millennium Mark, Nearly Halfway
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test fleet passed 1,000 hours
of testing Thursday. The program estimates that it is about 40
percent through the test conditions required to certify the first
version of the all-new jetliner.
"More work remains but we are seeing excellent progress in
flight test," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general
manager of the 787 program for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Even
more important than the hours we've logged are the test conditions
we have completed. The team is being very efficient in getting the
data we need."
"It's also important to note that we are making solid progress
on the ground testing required on the flight test fleet as well,"