Re: Quality Control of Delivered Airliners

Date:         30 Mar 99 01:53:17 
From:         Jay Biederman <>
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Robert Nielsen wrote:
> I'm not sure about your other questions, but flight testing of the
> Boeing wide bodies (and many of the single aisle planes as well) is
> conducted from Boeing Field in Seattle at the Flight Test Center.
> Aircraft are carefully inspected and exercised with electrical power and
> hydraulics before flight, but once they take off for the first time,
> they usually go to Boeing Field for a thorough pre-delivery flight
> regine.

Actually, only 737s and 757s are flown from Renton Field to Boeing Field on
their B1 Flight. All other flights and customer delivery is out of Boeing
Field. All 747s, 767s, and 777s, make all their test flights and customer
delivery from Payne Field in Everett.

Jay Biederman
Landing: A controlled mid-air collision with a planet.