With the drama of first flight behind it, Boeing will pick up where it left off when the 787 flight test program was interrupted last June by the need for side-of-body modifications. That schedule calls for earning type certification in 8.5-9 months, followed immediately by first-of-model testing and delivery to launch customer All Nippon Airways. Boeing’s initial plan was for flight testing to begin in August 2007, and deliveries in May 2008. Although the first flight Dec. 15 marked ...


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