Boeing said it has started fatigue testing on a 787 structural airframe at its Everett facilities. "Fatigue testing involves placing the 787 test airframe into a test rig that simulates multiple lifecycles to test how the airplane responds over time," it explained. Commercial Airplanes VP-Structures Jim Ogonowski added, "Unlike static tests, where loads are applied to the airplane structure to simulate both normal operation and extreme flight conditions, fatigue testing is a ...

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