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The Boeing 787, United Airlines ZA288 Production Flight Test Progress Summary

The United Airlines ZA288 Production Flight Test Summary includes all flights completed up to and including those the day af delivery, September 24th, 2012. The first production test flight occurred August 19th, 2012.

Flights Completed on ZA288: 19; Hours Flown: 27.41 hours

Maximum Altitude Achieved: 42,000 feet; Maximum Mach Number: .93

Production Flight Test Program Duration: 40 days; Days Flown: 18; Flights Flown: 19

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 September 24th 2012, the first United Airlines Boeing 787 was delivered. Fifty airplanes were ordered, 36 787-8s and 14 787-9s. The last ZA288 production test flight was completed on September 24th, 2012, followed my a series of UAL acceptance flights. The information presented below is an unofficial summary of the 7 week ZA288 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.

United Airlines 787 ZA288 Flight Test Progress