Boeing has successfully checked off the ultimate load wing test from its “to do” list for FAA certification of the 787. The manufacturer said on April 7 that a data analysis confirmed it was successful in the March 28 test of this key element of the airplane’s certification process. The test is a standard part of FAA certification and was conducted on the ZY997 static test article in Boeing's Everett, Wash., factory. The test bent the wings upward about 25 ft. as the airplane was ...

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