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User currently offlineFlybywire777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 67 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

What is the procedure that an aircraft manfacturer does between when the plane rolls out of the plant to when the keys are turned over to the customer? How long is the checkout and flight test?

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User currently offlineSeagull From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

The time varies. First experimental test pilots from the manufacturer run the aircraft through systems tests, then ground tests, then a series of several thousand flight tests, with FAA participating. It is a long and detailed and very rigid process. Once that's done and the aircraft goes into producting, then production test pilots check the aircraft out before delivery, then the airline's flight test pilots check them out again before they fly the line.

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