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TWO C-17S FLY TEST MISSIONS

 TWO C-17S FLY TEST MISSIONS
 EDWARDS AFB, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Both U.S. Air


Force/McDonnell Douglas (NYSE: MD) C-17 airlifters in the flight test program flew simultaneous flight test missions here today (Tuesday) for the first time.
 The first production C-17, P-1, which made its inaugural flight May 18, flew its third test mission today. Plans called for air data calibration, autopilot-autothrottle checks, and flying qualities evaluation work. P-1 had flown 3.1 hours prior to the flight today.
 T-1, the first test aircraft, flew its 71st flight test mission today. The flight schedule called for minimum speed work, engine airstarts and in-flight thrust reverser deployment. T-1 had flown 222.7 flying hours before today's mission.
 McDonnell Douglas technicians at Long Beach have successfully completed production engine runs on P-2, the second production aircraft, as this third C-17 is being readied for its first flight.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Ramsey of Douglas Aircraft Co., 310-496-5027/
 (MD) CO: Douglas Aircraft Co. ST: California IN: ARO SU:


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