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Boeing concludes latest round of wind tunnel testing for the 747-8 family of aircraft.

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Aircraft maker Boeing (NYSE: BA) has said that the latest round of wind-tunnel testing for the new Boeing 747-8 family of aircraft has been concluded.

The company also said that the latest tests included high and low speed lines development and fine tuning of the noise characteristics on the fully integrated airframe. High speed testing was conducted with the high speed model of the 747-8F at the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle. The model is a 3% scale model of the 747-8 and measures approximately 2.2 metres long and has a wingspan of 1.8 metres.

In addition the low speed model of the 747-8 was used at the Low Speed Acoustic Facility (LSAF) at Qinetiq in Farnborough, England and noise testing was also conducted at the LSAF at Qinetiq. More than 3,000 hours of wind tunnel time has been logged to date in the development of the 747-8.

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Title Annotation:Boeing 747-8
Comment:Boeing concludes latest round of wind tunnel testing for the 747-8 family of aircraft.(Boeing 747-8)
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Date:May 9, 2006
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