Boeing is poised to start tests of the 777 Freighter using a redesigned, centralized flight test approach in preparation for an unprecedented surge of new and derivative models including the 787, 747-8 and 767-200 Special Freighter. The flight operations, test and validation (FOT&V) organization incorporates a new control center to monitor the test fleet, replacing the traditional system in which teams were assigned to individual aircraft. Using procedures developed through “lean” ...

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