Boeing has completed the intermediate gauntlet phase of testing on the first 787 Dreamliner. During the testing, pilots and engineers simulated multiple scenarios using all airplane systems as if the aircraft were in flight, including power, avionics and flight controls. Test scenarios ranged from standard flights to single and multiple systems failures during flights.
Intermediate gauntlet testing included about one week's worth of operations on the airplane and hundreds of discrete test conditions.
"The team has done an incredible job supporting an exhaustive test regimen," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "I couldn't be more proud.
"We will continue to take a hard look at the results, make adjustments and finish up our testing so we can get to first flight."