Boeing announced successful completion of the "high blow" high-pressure test on the 787 static test airframe at its Everett factory Sunday. It is one of three static tests that must be cleared prior to first flight. During the high blow test, air pressure in the airframe increased to an internal pressure of 150% of the maximum level expected in service--14.9 lb. per sq. in. (1.05 kg. per cm.) gauge (psig). Program VP and GM Pat Shanahan said, "We had every confidence going into this test ...

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