Boeing Conducts Ultimate-Load Testing on 787 Wing

 EVERETT, Wash., March 28, 2010 – During ultimate-load testing at Boeing’s Everett, Wash., facility, the wings of the 787 Dreamliner were flexed upward by approximately 25 feet (7.6 meters). Engineers are reviewing the detailed test results and report that initial results are promising. The test exposed the airframe to the equivalent of 150 percent of the heaviest load it is ever expected to see while in service.


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