Summary:The first flight is a significant moment for the whole team.
Tests begin slowly - there are minor hiccups such as panels
falling off and undercarriage doors vibrating. The 'Big One'
test is carries out in the Californian desert where Boeing has
to show that the plance can use max braking with it's heaviest
weight. There is also the risk that the brakes,which reach a
temp of 3,000 degrees,could set fire to the plane.
Description:LOOKS AT THE DESIGN,MANUFACTURE,TESTING,AND MARKETING OF THE NEW BOEING 777,THE SUCCESSOR TO THE BOEING 747. THIS EQUINOX IS THE FIRST PART OF A FOUR-YEAR DOCUMENTATION OF THE PROCESS,LEADING TO A 5-PART SERIES IN 1995/6