Flight testing of the 787-10, the longest and final stretch derivative of Boeing’s twinjet family, is proceeding on—and even slightly ahead of—schedule as the program enters the first phase of stability-and-control evaluation. “So far, everything is matching closely to our predictions. We are not seeing any surprises,” says 787 derivatives development chief project engineer Wayne Tygert. “Any time you stretch an aircraft, you could be in for a few ...

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