Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DTN News: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Arrives In Arizona

Defense News: DTN News: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Arrives In Arizona
Source: DTN News / Boeing
(NSI News Source Info) MESA, Ariz., - May 26, 2010: The Boeing [NYSE:BA] 787 Dreamliner made its first landing at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport this weekend. The fourth 787 to be built, ZA004, is undergoing a short series of tests that require a combination of hot weather and low-altitude conditions. A crew of nearly 75 is supporting the airplane to ensure smooth operations during testing. The stay in Arizona is expected to last only a few days.
The 787 flight test fleet, currently comprised of four airplanes, has logged more than 820 hours of flying in the last six months. Two more airplanes are expected to join the flight test fleet soon.
*Final Boeing 747 Dreamlifter Enters Service ~ The fourth Boeing (NYSE: BA) Dreamlifter – the final airplane in the fleet of specially modified 747-400s – entered service today.
Dreamlifters transport the large composite structures of the 787 Dreamliner from partners around the world to Everett, Wash. for final assembly. The unique airplane, which was modified by Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. in Taipei, Taiwan, took off from Paine Field in Everett early this morning. Bound for Wichita, Kan., the Dreamlifter is returning the equipment used to transport the forward fuselage section known as section 41. The airplane's registry is N718BA.
Lori Gunter
787 Communications
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