Skip to comments.Boeing Test Chief Is ‘Giddy’ After 787’s First Month (Update2)
Posted on 01/15/2010 8:43:05 AM PST by skeptoid
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.s test-program manager says the new 787 Dreamliner has exceeded his expectations in the first month of flying and hes ready to take on the next challenge, the maiden flight of the 747-8 jumbo jet.
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. . . . says ZA001 has flown nearly every day since Christmas.
From Jon Ostrower's FlightBlogger blog on Fight International:
Why is ZA002 returning to Everett?Simple teething pains for a very important program.
By Jon Ostrower on January 14, 2010 7:07 PM
ZA002 is making its second flight this afternoon, a quick ferry flight from Boeing Field back to Everett. Randy Neville and Van Chaney will at the control of the aircraft for the quick flight north, the first since December 22nd. Here's why:
Debris forces second 787 back to EverettWhile the issue is ultimately a "minor setback" and represents more of a headache to getting the flight test fleet up and running, Boeing adds that FOD find has prompted them to go back and look at factory procedures to ensure that this doesn't happen again.
Boeing's second flight test 787 is set to make its second flight, a return trip to Everett, for a thorough cleaning of its fuel tank following the discovery of foreign object debris (FOD).
The FOD was found trapped in the fuel filter following the aircraft's 22 December first flight to Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.
Boeing confirms that "crews discovered very small amounts of debris" inside the aircraft's fuel tank during a planned non-operating period following first flight. Programme sources say a piece of cheese cloth left in one of the aircraft's fuel tanks is said to be responsible for the return to Everett, where the facilities to accomplish the cleaning are located.
I'll have a complete status update on the first month of 787 flight test tomorrow.
Note to AGW Theorists: Check your computer models. If an advanced CAD program can't properly calculate the strength of an aircraft wing, what does that say about your projections of Global Temperatures decades into the future???
Didn't you hear? They passed a new regulation stating that science need only extend from observation to hypothesis. Not only is testing no longer required - it's now considered racist. That's why Berkeley High School is getting rid of it's science classes. Sheesh - keep up here, wouldya?