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777-300 begins flight test

Boeing 777-300 Timeline



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The 777-300 Begins Flight-Test --A critical component of any new airplane development program is its flight-test program. The Boeing Company builds all of its airplanes with safety, quality and reliability being the topmost priorities.


For a given airplane model, each engine-airframe combination is thoroughly tested and certified before the Federal Aviation Administration approves it for entry into service.

The 777-300 flight-test program, which began in October, will consist of five airplanes and more than 1,400 flight-test hours. The program was finished in the third quarter of 1998. Fort two weeks, the airplane was at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, performing landing, takeoff, stability and control tests. 

 

  777-300 Timeline

The Boeing board of directors authorized production of the 777-300 in June 1995. Less than two years later, in April 1997, Boeing workers began assembling the airplanes' wing components, the first major step in the manufacturing process. In the course of the next five months, the world's longest commercial jetliner gradually took shape, subsequently rolling out of the factory doors in August at 242 feet 4 inches (73.8 meters).


Working on the Wing
May 1997


First Parts from Japan
May 1997


Building the Perfect Body
Jun 1997


Installing the Systems
Jun 1997


Scoring More Doors
Jul 1997


Becoming the World's Largest Jetliner
Jul 1997


Adding the Engines
Jul 1997


Preparing for Test Flight
Jul/
Aug 1997


Nearing Completion
Jul/
Aug 1997


Leaving the Factory
Aug 1997


Leading the Way
Sep1997


Greeting the Airplane
Sep1997


A View from Above
Sep1997


Building the Future
Sep 1997


First
Flight
Oct 1997


In Flight
Oct 1997


In Flight
Oct 1997


Landing
Oct 1997


Off To Edwards
Nov 1997


First Delivery
May 1998

 


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