Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced it has conducted a first flight of the second 777X airplane, after logging 100 hours of testing, the company said.
Designated WH002, this airplane is the second of four in a dedicated flight test fleet and will test handling characteristics and other aspects of airplane performance.
An array of equipment, sensors and monitoring devices throughout the cabin allows the onboard team to document and evaluate the airplane´s response to test conditions in real time.
The 777X test plan lays out a comprehensive series of tests and conditions on the ground and in the air to demonstrate the safety and reliability of the design.
The 777X includes the 777-8 and the 777-9, the newest members of Boeing´s market-leading widebody family.