WASHINGTON: The Boeing B787-10 Dreamliner has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), clearing the airplane for commercial service.
The awarding of ATC caps a successful flight test programme that began in March 2017 and involved three flight test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test hours.
Boeing's flight test programme team took the airplanes through a series of tests to confirm the airplane's handling, systems and overall performance met internal requirements and certification standards to ensure safety of flight.
"We are pleased to have met the rigorous standards set forth by the FAA and are eager to bring the airplane to market for our valued customers," said Brad Zaback, Vice President and General Manager, B787 programme.
"After years of design and testing, our team has proven the quality, safety and reliability of the newest member of the Dream liner family and we look forward to seeing the airplane in service later this year."