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 has confirmed that it was successful in its 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 its Everett, Wash., factory. The test bent the wings upward about 25 ft. as the airplane ...

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