Boeing is pleased with initial structural tests on the 787 that will provide opportunities for weight savings in later models. Speaking to ATWOnline, Commercial Airplanes President Scott Carson said, "Everything we see is robust." Potential weight savings in what is considered an overengineered design are seen as a factor in trade studies conducted on the proposed 787-10, which he acknowledged has been out of the headlines for awhile. "But it's soon to be back in the news," he suggested, ...

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