We’ve mentioned that testing and production is continuing on the flight test Dreamliners and other airplanes in assembly.
Wednesday, on the flight line in Everett we saw (and heard) evidence of that as we completed engine runs for ZA002, the second flight test 787.
Engine runs underway on ZA002.
For the sights - and sounds - of ZA002’s first engine runs, click above to view a short video.
Yesterday’s tests began at around 9 a.m. with two dry runs - the first one without fuel and the second with fuel. After an inspection, early in the afternoon the engines were powered up for real.
A couple of photos that really capture the 787 engines in action.
As was the case when we ran the engines for ZA001, we started them up and operated the engines at various power settings to verify that all of the systems are performing as we expect.
The program tells me that tests on ZA002 are going well.