Boeing is preparing to reactivate the first 787 test aircraft for its long-delayed first flight later this month now that it has completed validation work on the modification to strengthen the side-of-body wing-fuselage join. Within hours of the announcement that static tests were finished late on Nov. 30, the initial aircraft (ZA001) was rolled back out to the Everett flight line. Flight test engineers appear to be wasting no time in getting ready to resume pre-flight work and plan to ...


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