Boeing’s Dreamliner completes initial air worthiness test
Jan 17th: On 15th January an initial airworthiness test was completed successfully on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner at Everett, Washington DC, making way for more crew members to take part in flights and more airplanes to join the flight test program. Built using advanced technologically 787 Dreamliner uses 20 percent less fuel than today’s airplanes of comparable size, provide airlines with up to 45 percent more cargo revenue capacity and present passengers with innovations that include a new interior environment with cleaner air, larger windows, more stowage space, improved lighting and other passenger-preferred conveniences.
Since the first flight in mid-December, the program has conducted 15 flights, achieving several key accomplishments. Pilots have taken the airplane to an altitude of 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) and a speed of Mach 0.65. Nearly 60 hours of flying have been completed. Initial stall tests and other dynamic maneuvers have been run, as well as an extensive check-out of the airplane’s systems. Six different pilots have been behind the controls of the 787.