SEATTLE – Following first delivery of the Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787-9, the airframer is now moving into the last part of the flight test program for the GE-powered version of the -9. While there have been as many as five aircraft in the 787 certification program, there is now only one. This aircraft will “very shortly” begin extended range twin operations (ETOPs) and function and reliability (F&R) test flights, says Boeing VP of 787 Airplane Development Mark ...
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