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787 first flight planned for December 15

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2009
A flying 787 should soon be a reality.
A flying 787 should soon be a reality.

Boeing has announced that the window for the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner will open at 10am local time on December 15.

“This date is dependent on final internal reviews, taxi tests and receiving the final experimental ticket from the US Federal Aviation Administration,” the company said in a media notice issued on December 10.

The announcement came shortly after the manufacturer announced that the aircraft has cleared static testing on the wing join modification as well as gauntlet testing of its systems, which were the last major hurdles to clear before the start of its flight testing program. It is also expected to undergo taxi tests at Everett as part of the lead up to its first flight.

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