Boeing’s tests of the hybrid laminar-flow control using the first 787-9 have produced “a surprising amount of benefit.”
A version of this article appears in the May 5 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. As Boeing moves closer to clinching certification for the stretched 787-9, the company is already starting to shift its development focus to the follow-on 787-10. Confidence over the timely completion of the 787-10 appears to be reaching levels not seen since the testing of the longer-range 777 derivatives a decade ago. The smooth test and development of the 787-9, for which the ...
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