4-Dec-2009 11:05 AM

Boeing reportedly preparing for mid-Dec-2009 B787 test flight

Boeing could reportedly conduct its initial B787 test flight as early as 14-Dec-2009, dependent on the results of ground test runs and other considerations such as weather (Seeking Alpha, 03-Dec-2009). Media reports indicated earlier that Boeing was aiming for a 22-Dec-2009 test flight. The manufacturer recently completed the static test necessary to validate the side-of-body modification made to the B787, clearing the aircraft for its planned first flight.