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Boeing Flight Test Update on the 747-8 and 787

Added on 11 February 2011 by Royal Aeronautical Society

If you’ve ever wanted to know the behind the scenes story of Flight Testing at the Boeing this lecture will take you there.  The lecture covers some of the most dynamic, risky and interesting testing done to date on the 787 and 747-8 programs.

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Top 10 things to look out for at Farnborough 2010

Added on 19 July 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

It’s that time of year again, where every two years it seems the global aerospace industry decamps to Hampshire, UK, for the Farnborough International Airshow. Part cocktail reception, part travelling circus and part high-level business conference, it leaves the residents of Hampshire unable, for a whole week, to find a spare taxi driver, security guard or waitress, as this massive event hoovers up all in its path. Go To Item

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Full dream ahead

Added on 03 March 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

After false starts — Boeing’s flight test campaign for the 787 is now underway, ahead of the first delivery of the Dreamliner later this year. TIM ROBINSON profiles the testing activity for the 787 and speaks to Randy Tinseth, vice president marketing, Boeing Commerical Airplanes, on the programme’s future.

This is an excerpt from an article published in Aerospace International: March 2010

On 15 December 2009 on a cold and misty Seattle morning, the prototype Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first all new airliner of the 21st century made its maiden flight, watched by Boeing employees, the world’s media and also by thousands around the globe logged in online through the Internet. The three-hour flight from the 787 factory at Everett’s Paine Field saw the two pilots, chief test pilot Mike Carriker and engineering test pilot Randy Neville thread ZA001 round foggy weather to finally land at the flight test centre at Boeing Field. With the visibility closing in and a requirement for safety reasons to take off to the north, (where it is more sparsely populated) it had been touch and go on the day but, luckily, a weather window appeared and history was made. Go To Item

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