Boeing 787 Dreamliner with Rolls-Royce Engines Completes Flight Testing
August 19, 2011 2:35 PM
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787 Dreamliner landing after final test flight
787 with GE engines is still in testing
Boeing has been hard at work on its largest and most efficient airliner: the 787 Dreamliner. Boeing has announced that the 787 has completed flight testing for type certification in one of the planned production engine types. This is a major milestone for the aircraft.
for the aircraft with Rolls-Royce engines has been awarded; that means that the aircraft with those engines can now be delivered to buyers. The 787 Dreamliner is going to bring unprecedented fuel economy, maintenance cost improvements, and environmental sensitivity to the marketplace according to Boeing. Those improvements and savings are coming by way of extensive use of composites, more electrical systems and advanced aerodynamics.
"We are very pleased with the performance of the airplane during the Function & Reliability and Extended Operations testing over the last month," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "The Dreamliner continues to demonstrate that we will indeed deliver a truly revolutionary airplane that will be a game changer in the marketplace."
Boeing notes that the final test was performed last Saturday on ZA102, the ninth 787 to be constructed. The pilot was Capt. Mike Carriker, the chief pilot for the 787 program.
"When ZA102 returned to Paine Field, it brought back with it the hopes and dreams of the many thousands of men and women of Boeing and our global partners who have worked so long for this day," Fancher said. "Their hard work and commitment to this amazing airplane has been a true inspiration. We look forward to making our first delivery to our good friends at ANA in September."
Boeing rolled out the first production 787 Dreamliner
earlier this month
; it will be delivered to ANA next month.
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RE: Wha... What?
8/21/2011 7:08:44 PM
Maybe the author thought that the "8" in "787" means it's the biggest in the family!
RE: Wha... What?
8/22/2011 2:49:53 AM
And yet the largest 747 would eat it. That statement was just completely wrong basically. :D
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