With only a few minor exceptions, Boeing says the flight test plan for the 787 remains broadly identical to the one outlined in May before the six-month hiatus caused by the side-of-body modification work. Boeing’s hope is therefore to stay on track to earn type certification in around eight and half to nine months, followed immediately afterwards by first of model type testing. Although first flight in December marks the start of flight testing, the road to full up certification will ...

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