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What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 11:54 am

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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RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Wed Apr 25, 2001 8:05 am

Anybody know?
 
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RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Mon May 07, 2001 4:26 pm

Doesn't anybody know this??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Mon May 07, 2001 7:50 pm

I don't.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Sorry, mate,

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RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Sat May 12, 2001 6:12 pm

Anybody?
 
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RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Sun May 13, 2001 10:37 am

Third time.....Anybody know this?  Smile
 
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RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Thu May 17, 2001 2:32 pm

4th time......any thoughts?
 
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RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:38 pm

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

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RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

Thu May 17, 2001 9:34 pm

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

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