Re: Quality Control of Delivered Airliners

Date:         17 Mar 99 01:24:53 
From:         "Mike Kotas" <mikeymike@seanet.com>
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There a mandatory 2 test flights that happen prior to delivery of every
plane. More test flights may be necessary upon evaluation of the first two.
The first flight, called the B1 flight, is the 1st Boeing test flight, where
much of the systems functional tests are performed. B2, B3, and B# flights
may result if internal squawks are found.

The second flight is typically the C1 flight which is the Customer 1 flight.
Here, as obvious, is the customers first flight prior to delivery. The
customer tends to make his final pick ups and evaluations prior to
ticketing!

Mike Kotas
Passenger Seat Engineer