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Boeing 787 completes intermediate gauntlet testing

Boeing said it has completed the intermediate gauntlet phase of testing on its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Pilots and engineers simulated a variety of scenarios using all of the 787’s systems as if the aircraft were in flight. The systems included power, avionics and flight controls. Tests ranged from standard flights to single and multiple system failures during flight.

“We will continue to take a hard look at the results, make adjustments and finish up our testing so we can get to first flight,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s 787 program, in a statement.