Boeing has reactivated the fourth 787 development aircraft in readiness for initial flight tests of the first engine for the stretched 787-9. The aircraft, ZA004, which has been in long-term storage at Boeing Field, Wa., since last year, completed a series of check flights June 8-9, before departing for flight tests in Kona, Hawaii on the June 10. The aircraft is currently powered by the latest Rolls-Royce ‘Package B’ standard Trent 1000 engines but in July will be fitted with the ...

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