Some 20 months after achieving first flight, Boeing confirmed Wednesday it has completed "all flight tests required for type certification" on the 787-8 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. It expects US FAA to certify the aircraft this month ahead of first delivery to All Nippon Airways in September. The flight test program turned out to last more than twice as long as Boeing anticipated when it started in December 2009 (ATW Daily News, Dec. 16, 2009). Among other ...

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