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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tough testing awaits the Boeing 787 Dreamliner once it takes to the air

Ground tests for the Dreamliner will soon give way to flight tests. The tightly choreographed, round-the-clock testing operation will cost tens of millions of dollars and last about nine months. It'll draw on the skills of a team of pilots, along with a minimum of about 600 engineers and 400 mechanics.