Boeing is completing final 787 static testing in advance of launching an aggressive flight test program later this quarter to gain FAA type certification within 8.5-9 months of first flight, 787 VP and Chief Project Engineer Mike Delaney said yesterday. The manufacturer has submitted 2,280 of around 3,900 "deliverables" required by FAA for type certification, he explained, noting that about 275 of those remaining are dependent on flight testing. Speaking to reporters in Seattle and via ...

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