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Video: Boeing 787 fatigue testing begins

Boeing has begun fatigue testing on a structural airframe of its 787 Dreamliner.

14-Sep-2010


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September 14: Boeing has begun fatigue testing on a structural airframe of its 787 Dreamliner at the company’s facility in Everett, Washington State.

The airframe will be subject to three years of continuous testing, replicating over 100,000 take-off and landing cycles to test how it responds over time.

"Unlike static tests, where loads are applied to the aircraft structure to simulate both normal operation and extreme flight conditions, fatigue testing is a much longer process that simulates up to three times the number of flight cycles an aeroplane is likely to experience during a lifetime of service," said Jim Ogonowski, Structures Vice President, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.



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