The 787 Dreamliner completes 1,000th flight
The 787 Dreamliner has marked another milestone in its flight test program. There are now seven aircraft participating in flight testing. The landing of 787 flight test airplane ZA004, at Yuma International Airport in Arizona, counted as the official 1,000th flight.
The program is near its 3,000th hour of flying and 787s have flown a total of more than one million miles.
“The team is making great progress,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. “We are getting through the test conditions needed to certify this airplane with nearly 80 percent of the conditions for the first model, with Rolls-Royce engines, already complete. And, we’re more than 60% of the way through the test conditions for the 787s with General Electric engines.”
Source : Aerospare Testing International / Rajowan