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Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:57 am

Looks like the LCF is in the final days of it's test flights and hopefully should have teh certification done within a few days accroding to the Flight Global article:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...tion-tests-start-after-delays.html
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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:40 pm

Heya- excellent news. Hasn't it been transporting 787 parts already though??
Another milestone in the Dreamliners development nonetheless!

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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:07 pm

Cool.

When is it due to finish testing, any plans for one-off foreign visits a la A380 testing?
 
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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:26 pm

What's going on with the second one? It rolled out a month ago, haven't heard anything since...
 
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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:37 pm

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 1):
Hasn't it been transporting 787 parts already though??

Yes; the FAA allowed Boeing to do test flights with actual cargo, as Boeing was the customer anyway (makes more sense than carrying dummy loads.)
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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:16 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 2):
Cool.

When is it due to finish testing, any plans for one-off foreign visits a la A380 testing?

I don't think so. I heard that once testing is finsihed the first LCF will head back to Taiwan for a little maintenacne and to be painted. Number two will be pressed into service delivering parts between Japan, Italy, Charleston, Wichita, and Everett. But you never know if it makes an appearance at Paris.

Number two was supposed to have flown yesterday but I don't know if it has or not.
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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:31 pm

Good. I am kinda tired looking at those green-grey colours.  Wink The Boeing colours would look fabulous on the LCF!

Photoshop experts, can you come up with something before it is actually painted?

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 5):
I heard that once testing is finsihed the first LCF will head back to Taiwan for a little maintenacne and to be painted.
 
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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:32 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 2):
When is it due to finish testing, any plans for one-off foreign visits a la A380 testing?

Since they are not trying to sell it, what's the point?
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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:28 am

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 7):
Quoting EI321 (Reply 2):
When is it due to finish testing, any plans for one-off foreign visits a la A380 testing?

Since they are not trying to sell it, what's the point?

They're not trying to sell it of course, but it would be great PR for the 787 and Boeing in general It sounds like they're going to keep them busy delivering parts and not showing off, though.

Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 6):
Photoshop experts, can you come up with something before it is actually painted?

Boeing came up with something:  Smile
 
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RE: Dreamlifter Certification Tests Start After Delays

Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:11 am

Quoting BrettFromCLT (Reply 8):
They're not trying to sell it of course, but it would be great PR for the 787 and Boeing in general It sounds like they're going to keep them busy delivering parts and not showing off, though.

It's pretty darned expensive to just fly around for PR; besides, as you say, they actually have a use for it.
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