Tug Damage Will Not Delay 747-8 Tests

By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.com
Los Angeles

Boeing says it is investigating an incident in which the second 747-8 test aircraft, RC521, sustained damage while being towed at Victorville, Calif., on June 3, but says the event will have “minimal impact to the flight test program and no impact to the delivery schedule.”

The aircraft was in Victorville being prepared for an upcoming long range flight to evaluate fuel burn rate ...

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