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After completing a successful flight test program that was started in March 2017, the airplane received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The test program included three flight test airplanes with about 900 overall test hours, confirming the airplane’s handling, systems and overall performance meet not only Boeing’s internal requirements but also certification standards to ensure safety of flight.
The Dreamliner has been developed by an international team of top aerospace companies. Hamilton Sundstrand delivered electric and environmental control systems and chose TTTech to support the development of a TTP based data communication platform. TTP (Time Triggered Protocol) supports applications that must effectively monitor operational consistency and detect errors to provide the required level of reliability in Hamilton Sundstrand's electronic architecture. The communication platform prevents an overload in the bus system, even if several important events occur simultaneously. The system enables an improved modularity compared to conventional communication systems. TTP based systems weigh less than conventional systems due to the lower requirement for wires. This allows for a reduction of total life cycle costs and easier system integration.
The new Dreamliner 787-10 will be about five meters longer than the preceding 787-9 model and provides more cargo revenue capacity. Customer convenience is increased due to higher humidity in the interior environment. The super-efficient airplane that will be carrying up to 330 passengers and reduces fuel consumption by 20 percent, will be ready for take-off soon. “After years of design and testing, our team has proven the quality, safety and reliability of the newest member of the Dreamliner family and we look forward to seeing the airplane in service later this year” said Brad Zaback, Boeing’s Vice President and General Manager of the 787 program.