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Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays  
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5762 posts, RR: 47
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Looks like the LCF is in the final days of it's test flights and hopefully should have teh certification done within a few days accroding to the Flight Global article:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...tion-tests-start-after-delays.html


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User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3435 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Heya- excellent news. Hasn't it been transporting 787 parts already though??
Another milestone in the Dreamliners development nonetheless!

AA1818



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Cool.

When is it due to finish testing, any plans for one-off foreign visits a la A380 testing?


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

What's going on with the second one? It rolled out a month ago, haven't heard anything since...

User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6907 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 1):
Hasn't it been transporting 787 parts already though??

Yes; the FAA allowed Boeing to do test flights with actual cargo, as Boeing was the customer anyway (makes more sense than carrying dummy loads.)



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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5762 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 2):
Cool.

When is it due to finish testing, any plans for one-off foreign visits a la A380 testing?

I don't think so. I heard that once testing is finsihed the first LCF will head back to Taiwan for a little maintenacne and to be painted. Number two will be pressed into service delivering parts between Japan, Italy, Charleston, Wichita, and Everett. But you never know if it makes an appearance at Paris.

Number two was supposed to have flown yesterday but I don't know if it has or not.



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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 540 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Good. I am kinda tired looking at those green-grey colours.  Wink The Boeing colours would look fabulous on the LCF!

Photoshop experts, can you come up with something before it is actually painted?

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 5):
I heard that once testing is finsihed the first LCF will head back to Taiwan for a little maintenacne and to be painted.


User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6907 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 2):
When is it due to finish testing, any plans for one-off foreign visits a la A380 testing?

Since they are not trying to sell it, what's the point?



The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
User currently offlineBrettFromCLT From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 7):
Quoting EI321 (Reply 2):
When is it due to finish testing, any plans for one-off foreign visits a la A380 testing?

Since they are not trying to sell it, what's the point?

They're not trying to sell it of course, but it would be great PR for the 787 and Boeing in general It sounds like they're going to keep them busy delivering parts and not showing off, though.

Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 6):
Photoshop experts, can you come up with something before it is actually painted?

Boeing came up with something:  Smile


User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6907 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Quoting BrettFromCLT (Reply 8):
They're not trying to sell it of course, but it would be great PR for the 787 and Boeing in general It sounds like they're going to keep them busy delivering parts and not showing off, though.

It's pretty darned expensive to just fly around for PR; besides, as you say, they actually have a use for it.



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