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How Many Test Flights Do Aircraft Need?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:21 pm

When Boeing or Airbus finish building an aircraft, how many test flights are done on average before they deliver the aircraft to its new owner?
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RE: How Many Test Flights Do Aircraft Need?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:05 pm

Depends on if they find problems with the aircraft that needs to be fixed before its delivered. Also, the customer will do several test flights before the aircraft *ever* carries a passenger.

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