Boeing boosted the range of the 747-8 from 8,000 nm. to 8,300 nm. after the latest round of wind-tunnel testing, which included high- and low-speed lines development and fine-tuning of the noise characteristics on the fully integrated airframe. More than 3,000 hr. of wind-tunnel time have been logged to date. The recent series of four major tests ran simultaneously at three wind tunnels in Seattle--the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel, the Low Speed Acoustic Facility and the Nozzle Test ...

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