San Antonio Rose

The 787 has touched down in Texas, for a short testing stay in San Antonio.


Airplane 3 at Boeing’s San Antonio facility.

After a successful performance in the extreme-weather testing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, ZA003 went to the Lone Star State for thermal testing. You’ll be seeing us bring the 787 to various climates throughout the flight test program.

Thermal testing requires a warm, dry climate, which you’ll find in San Antonio this time of year. We expect the tests to be complete in a couple of days.

Then, ZA003 will come home to Seattle for additional testing.

Comments (2)

Thiagarajan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

Wish another round of successful testing..and hope 787 flies to Malaysia during its flight test program.

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

Though these facilities are not perfect as you cant operate the engines or taxi inside the buildings, they simulate the heat and other environments that are not available when the aircraft needs to be tested.

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