Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner made its first flight yesterday. The aircraft, piloted by 777-200LR Project Pilot Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann and 777 Chief Program Pilot Frank Santoni, flew for approximately 3 hr. during which it achieved an altitude of 15,000 ft. (4,572 m.) and an airspeed of 270 kt. (500 kph). US FAA and European JAA certification is expected during the fourth quarter. Two aircraft will be used in the 500-hr. flight test program.
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