Sunday, January 24, 2010
787 Inital Airwortiness Milestone Met
Much to my great relief the Boeing 787 test program is soldiering on and earlier this week has met its initial airworthiness milestone. These initial tests in 15 flights over 60 flight hours have seen the 787 do its stalls, fly at 30000 feet and cruise at .65 mach. By reaching this initial goal flight going forward will go to 40000 feet and up to .85 mach as the test team expands the operating envelope. The 787 will change air travel as we know it by offering a more comfortable cabin with new efficiency for the airlines.