VIDEO: Boeing conducts first 787 Dreamliner taxi tests

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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Boeing’s first 787, ZA001, started low speed taxi tests on Tuesday, Boeing confirmed.

Flightglobal.com affiliate FlightBlogger has the first video and photos from today’s first 787 taxi tests.

The low speed taxi test, which took place at Paine Field near Boeing’s Everett, Washington facility, is one of the final precursors prior to the 787 being cleared for its first flight.

Although Boeing is undertaking taxi tests on the aircraft, late last month it announced an indefinite delay to the first flight due to structural weaknesses where the wing joins the fuselage.

Boeing has not said when the first flight will occur. At the 23 June delay announcement, Boeing said it expected to issue an updated first flight and delivery time line in "several weeks".


FLIGHTBLOGGER: More pictures, details and comments on the 787 taxi run