Boeing Completes First Test Flight of Second 777X Written 4 May 2020


Folded wingtip of the Boeing 777X, at the rollout of the first 777-9 airframe in Everett, WA. | Dan Nevill from Seattle, WA; Wikipedia; CC BY 2.0

Aviation International News reported that on Thursday, The Boeing Company “conducted what it called a productive and successful first flight of the second 777X airplane.” Crews “have flown the first airplane nearly 100 hours at a variety of flaps settings, speeds, altitudes, and systems settings as part of the initial evaluation of the flight envelope. With initial airworthiness now demonstrated, the team can safely add personnel to monitor testing onboard instead of relying solely on a ground-based telemetry station, unlocking testing at greater distances, said the company.”
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