Last gauntlet test for 747-8 Intercontinental completed

EVERETT, Wash., 17 March 2011. Gauntlet testing for the 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft was completed by pilots and engineers from Boeing. Gauntlet testing simulates flight conditions to test systems and ensure flight readiness.

Mar 17th, 2011
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Posted by John McHaleEVERETT, Wash., 17 March 2011. Gauntlet testing for the 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft was completed by pilots and engineers from Boeing. Gauntlet testing simulates flight conditions to test systems and ensure flight readiness. During the testing, "The team continues to do great work to get the 747-8 Intercontinental into the air," says Elizabeth Lund, vice president and general manager, 747 program. "It'll be a great day for the team when the airplane flies."First flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental will occur after final flight readiness reviews, receipt of documentation from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and taxi testing. Both taxi testing and first flight are subject to weather conditions.
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