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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.

“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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