26 APRIL 2010
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The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the type inspection authorization to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, this allows for FAA personnel to participate in the collection of important data during the flight-test programme. The award of the authorization by the FAA is confirmation that the administration is ready to addition certification data on the airplane.
The flight test programme reached 500 hours on the 16th April when prototype ZA003 landed in Florida to undergo extreme weather testing at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at the Eglin Air Force Base. www.boeing.com
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