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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 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3268 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 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Anybody know?

User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1716 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 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1710 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 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1695 times:

Anybody?

User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1688 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 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

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

User currently offlineDerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 912 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1677 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 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

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

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