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The Boeing 787, Air India ZA233 Production Flight Test Progress Summary

The Air India ZA233 Production Flight Test Summary includes all flights completed up to and including those up to the day af delivery, September 29th, 2012. The last production test flight occurred August 23rd, 2012.

Flights Completed on ZA233: 10; Recorded (est) Hours Flown: 18.75 hours

Maximum Altitude Achieved: 43,000 feet; Maximum Mach Number: .93

Production Flight Test Program Duration: 134 days; Days Flown: 6; Flights Flown: 11

Note: Flights completed includes landings to a full stop. Touch and go's and take off and landing performance flight with multiple landings are not reflected in the data given here. 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. Mach Number is based on a standard temperature day and may be different from the flight data. 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 5th 2012, the second Air India Boeing 787 was delivered. Twenty seven airplanes were ordered. The last ZA233 production test flight was completed on July 2nd, 2012. The information presented below is an unofficial summary of the 20 week ZA233 production flight test program. 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.

Air India 787 ZA233 Flight Test Progress