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787 completes type certification flight test

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 18, 2011
The 787 has completed certification flight testing.

Boeing completion all flight testing required for type certification of the Rolls Royce-powered 787-8 Dreamliner on the weekend of August 13-14, ahead of planned service entry with ANA in September.

787 ZA102 participated in the final 90 minute type certification flight from Billings, Montana on August 13, with a 14 person crew completing simulations of a dispatch with a failed generator and failed fuel flow indication. The aircraft subsequently landed back at its home base at Paine Field, Everett, at 13:58 hours local time. Flight testing is continuing for GE-powered 787s and for test points unrelated to overall certification.

“We are very pleased with the performance of the airplane during the Function & Reliability and Extended Operations testing over the last month,” Boeing 787 program vice president and general manager, Scott Fancher said.

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“We look forward to making our first delivery to our good friends at ANA in September,” he added.

A video of the 787’s type certification can be found here.

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