Boeing reports that it has completed all flight tests it expects to be required for type certification of the 787-8 Dreamliner with General Electric GEnx engines. This marks the end of all certification flight testing associated with the baseline model of the Boeing 787.

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Boeing has completed all flight tests required for type-certification of the 787-8 Dreamliner with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The certification flight-testing milestone for the 787 occurred on August 13.

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The service-ready operational validation is expected to take place during the week of July 4. Anticipated city-pair routes include trips between Haneda Airport in Tokyo and airports in Osaka (Itami and Kansai), Okayama and Hiroshima.

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Boeing has announced that it now expects delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner in the third quarter of this year. Delivery of the first production Boeing 787-8 to launch customer All Nippon Airways had previously been scheduled for February.

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The final Boeing 787 Dreamliner to join the flight-test fleet has made its first flight from Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The aircraft, designated ZA006 by Boeing, is the second 787 equipped with General Electric GEnx-1B engines to fly.

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The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner with General Electric (GE) engines, an aircraft referred to as ZA005, completed its first flight at 6:29 p.m. Pacific time on June 16, following a 3-hour-and-48-minute flight over the state of Washington.

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A third Boeing 787 has joined the Dreamliner flight-test program. ZA004, the fourth flight-test aircraft to be built, took off at 11:43 a.m. local time on February 24 from Paine Field in Everett, Washington for a successful first flight that lasted more than 3 hours.

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