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The Boeing 787, Qatar Airways ZA460 Production Flight Test Progress Summary

The Qatar Airways ZA460 Production Flight Test Summary includes all flights completed up to and including those up to the day af delivery, November 12th, 2012. The last production test flight occurred September 27th, 2012.

Flights Completed on ZA460: 15; Hours Flown: 22.47 hours

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

Production Flight Test Program Duration: 95 days; Days Flown: 10; Flights Flown: 15; Days From First Flight to Delivery: 138

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 November 12th 2012, the first Qatar Airways Boeing 787 was delivered. Thirty airplanes were ordered. The last ZA460 production test flight was completed on September 27th, 2012. The information presented below is an unofficial summary of the 14 week ZA460 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.

Qatar Airways 787 ZA460 Flight Test Progress