Boeing’s second 787-9 test aircraft last week joined the development and certification effort for the stretched derivative program. The aircraft, ZB002, took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on Nov. 7 before spending several hours conducting tests over the Puget Sound and eastern parts of the state. The second aircraft will be aimed principally at systems and interior evaluation, and joins the first 787-9 which has accumulated 41 flights and more than 130 flight hours. The ...


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