Date: 17 Mar 99 01:24:55 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Katie Schwarz) Organization: University of California, Berkeley References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1999.260@ohare.Chicago.COM>, <email@example.com> wrote: >I'm a resident of Everett, Washington living near the wide body assembly >plant for Boeing. Does anyone know the regulations/company policy regarding >test flying before delivery? I see several heavy aircraft in the Airline >livery but never see any flight testing conducted. Is their a shakeout >proceedure before the Airlines accept delivery? When I took the tour at the Everett plant, they said that there are three stages of testing: by Boeing, by the airline, and by the FAA. I think the flight testing is done mostly at Boeing Field near Seattle rather than at Everett; is that right? > Also if flight testing is >done to green airplanes how can they simulate center of gravity issues >without a full pax load/or cargo. Barrels of water. -- Katie Schwarz "There's no need to look for a Chimera, or a cat with three legs." -- Jorge Luis Borges, "Death and the Compass"