Boeing starts high-speed wind tunnel tests for 777X

16 January 2014

Boeing (NYSE: BA) reported that high-speed wind tunnel tests have started for the Boeing 777X.

Testing began last week at Boeing´s Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle.

Last month, engineers started wind tunnel tests at QinetiQ´s facility in Farnborough, U.K., where testing of the low-speed performance of the airplane continues. Subsequent rounds of low-speed and high-speed testing will provide further design refinement and validation of overall airplane performance predictions.

Boeing said it is on track to reach firm configuration in 2015. The 777X program has 280 orders and commitments from five customers worldwide.

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