EVERETT -- Boeing announced today it would make a decision on whether or not to break the wing of the static test aircraft in early 2009.
787 VP of Engineering and Technology Randy Harley said the decision will come early next year because, "we want to make sure you can learn as much as possible," before you test to failure.
Harley added that, "We've made provisions to test to failure if we decide to do so."
Boeing indicated that it expected the wing to deflect about 26 feet before destruction.
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Mon, May 19 2008 10:33 PM
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