Just over two weeks ago, we celebrated the first flight of the 787-9. And since that time, we’re proud to say the airplane has been incredibly busy.
Today, the 787-9 took off for its 10th flight. The airplane has been flying regularly, with just a day for initial checks between the first and second flights, as planned. As of this morning, the 787-9 had racked up more than 40 hours in the air and has completed initial airworthiness testing.
The 787-9 in flight. Leo Dejillas photo.
It’s exciting for the entire team to see the progress we’re making. On top of the two weeks of flight testing already in the books, the second 787-9 rolled out this past weekend and has begun ground testing. It’s another sign that the program is on track for first delivery in mid-2014.
The 787-9 at Boeing Field. Adam Tischler photo.
Congratulations to the team—and be sure to keep an eye out for the airplane if you live in the Puget Sound region.