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Boeing: New Round Of 748 Wind-tunnel Tests Done

Wed May 10, 2006 3:28 pm

The latest round of wind-tunnel testing for the new Boeing [NYSE: BA] 747-8 family of airplanes concluded recently...The recent series of four major wind tunnel tests ran in parallel at three wind tunnels in Seattle -- the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel (BTWT), Low Speed Acoustic Facility and Nozzle Test Facility -- and at the QinetiQ wind tunnel in Farnborough, England...New features that will be adopted as a result of wind-tunnel testing include a partial fly-by-wire flight-control system that directs electrically signalled spoilers for maneuver load alleviation, as well as drooped ailerons for approach and landing...

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