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Author: jammerh Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 175  
Subject: Boeing 787 Update Date: 3/24/2010 10:32 AM
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Since RC has more contract work - not just the avionics - for this very popular aircraft than anything it has done previously it makes sense to follow development of this program:

"With three months and seven days since the 787's December's first flight, four Dreamliners have taken flight, accumulating roughly 360hr of flight time. Boeing is moving into the heart of its flight test program after completing both flutter and ground effects testing, with Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) by the Federal Aviation Administration expected by month's end.

There's been much discussion about the rate of accumulation of flight hours and whether or not the 787 flight test fleet is flying enough to meet the pace for a fourth quarter entry into service. Flight test hours, while the gauge offered by Boeing on 787flighttest.com, may not be the most accurate representation of the progress of the program. Frank Rasor, director of flight test operations for Boeing, explained last year that simple division will not yield a proper measurement of progress..."


http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2010/03/787-......
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