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Tail feathers for Air India's first 787 arrive in Everett

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With the restart of 787 structural deliveries to final assembly, the aft fuselage for Airplane 23, the third for JAL, showed up in Everett on Sunday. Packed along side the fuselage barrel on the Dreamlifter from Boeing Charleston was the horizontal stabilizer for Airplane 25, which will eventually be delivered to Air India. These are the first parts to arrive at final assembly for the Indian carrier's first 787.

Meanwhile, outside on the flightline stall 103, ZA005 is rapidly approaching first flight, with the running of the first of two days of mini-gauntlet testing on Tuesday. Day one was run with the standard B1 flight profile coupled with failure conditions thrown at the GEnx-1B powered 787 while attached to the Flight Emulation Test System (FETS), with a similar slate of tests planned for day two on Wednesday.


Video Credit Matt Cawby

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