Boeing continues to make progress toward the expected first flight of the stretched 787-9 later this summer with the start of key systems tests on the first aircraft, and flight tests of the two engine types that will power it in service. The first aircraft, ZB001, is undergoing systems checks in Building 40-24, the surge line developed on the site of the former 767 assembly line at Everett, Wash., to help ease the pressure on the main 787 production line in Building 40-26. The initial ...


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