Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is ready for the official start of its certification process, with FAA engineers and inspectors cleared to board the plane for future test flights. In flights conducted since December under an experimental license, Boeing says it has demonstrated "the readiness of the airplane throughout a variety of speeds, altitudes and configurations," and the 787 is now considered safe enough to begin 3,100 hours of testing with FAA personnel.

Related Summaries