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The Boeing 787-9 Flight Test Progress Summary

The 787-9 Flight Test Summary includes all FAA tracked flights for all aircraft completed up to and including those on January 31th, 2014.

Flights Completed, on all aircraft: 184; Hours Flown: 390.10 Hours

Maximum Altitude Achieved: 43,100 Feet; Maximum Mach Number: .97

Days Since the First Flight of ZB001: 139; Days Flown on all aircraft: 114

Note: Flights completed includes landings to a full stop. The number of missions can be lower than the reported number of flights. A flight mission can include any number of landings. Gaps in tracking data exist, lowering the flight hours shown here when compaired to the actual flight time recorded during flight testing. Since the data presented here is from public sources, FAA Radar Tracking Data, data gaps are normal occurances and do not reflect on the flight test program. Radar tracking data is only available when a flight plan has been filed and it is active. If a flight plan has been canceled in flight, the tracking ends and data is no longer available.

On September 17th 2013, the first Boeing 787-9 took to the air for the first time. This initiated what was to be a nine month flight test program. Six airplanes, ZB001, ZB002 and ZB021 were planned for the test program. The information presented below is an unofficial summary of the test program status. The information presented here is from publicly available data and is presented only for informative purposes. Additional information and data for other test aircraft will be presented once it becomes available.

Boeing 787-9 Flight Test Progress