Boeing 7E7 Wind Tunnel Testing Under Way

Dale Belter, data engineer, and Kevin Schoenen, test director, prepare the Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner model for a series of tests at the Boeing transonic wind tunnel facility in Seattle. The tests will help verify the performance of the airplane design during the highest-speed portions of flight. The 7E7 will cruise at Mach 0.85, the fastest cruise speed for any large commercial jet.

More than 15,000 hours of wind tunnel time will be logged to develop the 7E7 at a variety of wind tunnel facilities.

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Lori Gunter
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