Boeing has won expanded type inspection authorization (TIA) for the 747-8F freighter, clearing the way for FAA personnel to participate in test flights and marking a significant milestone on the road to certification. Flight tests of the 787 meanwhile are set to move into a new phase with the introduction of the first General Electric GEnx-1B powered aircraft into the program on June 16, pending a successful day of taxi testing scheduled for Tuesday, June 15. With the granting of ...


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