24th Dec 2009, 03:34
This part of PPRuNe seems to be missing a big story in the world of flight testing. I would like to hear from those of you in the field why that is so. Here is a story on the No. 2 787 taking to the air yesterday. Are there no participants that have any news or insights to offer?
Boeing news | First flight of glitches for Dreamliner No. 2 | Seattle Times Newspaper (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/boeingaerospace/2010568452_secondflight23.html)
24th Dec 2009, 15:39
Give it a few weeks, info will start coming out - it's hard to comment without any data or just by looking at video.
I do know that Boeing are confident that all performance targets will be met, even by the first airframes into service.
24th Dec 2009, 17:16
...I would imagine because with Ship 1 and 2 flying this week they're a little busy right now!
25th Dec 2009, 16:02
I can remember when I was at the Lazy B during the 767 program and hardly anything came out from Flight Test - even when they had major problems like hydraulic failure (tech moved a union to the drawing position but it had been carefully repositioned so as not to foul...) or slats not strong enough (Paine Field is one of the few strips you can land on from below coming up Whisky Creek). My guess is it's just standard Boeing practise. BTW Mick, wonder which bird our ex-colleague will be flying?
17th Jan 2010, 21:18
Update on 787 flight test (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010807227_boeing16.html)
18th Jan 2010, 19:57
Some info here too.
Randy's Journal (http://boeingblogs.com/randy/)