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What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?  
User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

I realize that the prototype of any new aircraft, i.e. the brand-new Airbus A340-600, must undergo many weeks of exhaustive flight testing, to check out every possible flight condition and characteristic. But after the prototype is certified by the FAA, how much flight testing is required of all subsequent planes of the same type?

BTW.....Did the 340-600 make its maiden flight today (Apr. 23)?

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User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Anybody know?

User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1790 times:

Doesn't anybody know this??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

I don't.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Sorry, mate,

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Anybody?

User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Third time.....Anybody know this?  Smile

User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

4th time......any thoughts?

User currently offlineDerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 914 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

I can only speak for the aircraft I'm involved with (the 146/RJ/RJX) but each production aircraft undergoes 2 or 3 flights where all the aircraft systems, basic handling and performance are checked. The aircraft is then offered to the customer who flies the aircraft and decides whether they are going to accept it or not. If they are happy they pay the money and take it away and may go straight into service later that day.

Hope this helps

Derek Ferguson

146/RJ/RJX Flight Test Engineer



Whatever.......
User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Thank you.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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