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Boeing 787 "Gauntlet" videos worth a look

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Boeing has produced some fascinating videos of its Boeing 787 gauntlet testing on the plane that will fly later this month. Gauntlet testing simulates...

Boeing has produced some fascinating videos of its Boeing 787 gauntlet testing on the plane that will fly later this month. Gauntlet testing simulates many scenarios involving the aircraft's systems and includes "single and multiple system failures in-flight."

Intermediate gauntlet testing was completed Monday and now the data is being analyzed. Boeing expects the Boeing 787 to fly for the first time later this month. I am waiting for the video embed code from Boeing, but short of that you can link to them at the All Things 787 blog. They contain the usual hype and background music, but are interesting nonetheless.

The "Getting to..." and "Going through Gauntlet" videos drive home how smart this aircraft is with "millions of lines of software code" handling its myriad systems.

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