AMERICAS: Dreamliner passes 1,000 hours of flying

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner flight test fleet passed 1,000 hours of testing last month and is now about 40 per cent through the test conditions required to certify the first version of the all-new jetliner. “More work remains but we are seeing excellent progress in flight test,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of […]


Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner flight test fleet passed 1,000 hours of testing last month and is now about 40 per cent through the test conditions required to certify the first version of the all-new jetliner. “More work remains but we are seeing excellent progress in flight test,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 programme for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Even more important than the hours we’ve logged are the test conditions we have completed. The team is being very efficient in getting the data we need.”