Boeing has completed final gauntlet testing on
the first 747-8 Intercontinental jetliner.
Gauntlet testing simulates flight conditions to
test systems and ensure flight readiness. During the testing,
Boeing test pilots put the airplane through its paces. Gauntlet
testing is a crucial step in the path toward first flight.
"The team continues to do great work to get the
747-8 Intercontinental into the air," said 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
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