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The Boeing 787, Ethiopian Airlines ZA263 Production Flight Test Summary

The Ethiopian Airlines ZA263 Production Flight Test Summary includes all flights completed up to and including those up to the day af delivery, September 26th, 2012. The last production test flight occurred September 22nd, 2012.

Flights Completed on ZA263: 6; Hours Flown: 5.28 hours

Maximum Altitude Achieved: 41,200 feet; Maximum Mach Number: .93

Production Flight Test Duration: 16; Days Flown: 3 Flights Flown: 6; Days From First Flight to Delivery:

Note: Flights completed includes landings to a full stop. Touch and go's, take off and landing performance flight with multiple landings are not reflected in the data 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 presented when compared to the actual flight time. Mach Number is based on a standard temperature day and is 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 July 9th 2012, the first Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 took to the air for the first production flight. Airplane number ZA263 initiated a two week pre-delivery production flight test program. Five airplanes, ZA260 through ZA264 were ordered. ZA 263 was the second 787 delivered. The information presented below is an unofficial summary of the ZA263 production flight test program status. The information presented here is from publicly available data and is presented only for informative purposes.

Ethiopian Airlines 787 ZA263 Flight Test Progress