Boeing Conducts Crash Testing On Dreamliner Composite Material | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.05.16

Airborne 12.06.16

Airborne 12.07.16

Airborne 12.08.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 12.05.16

Airborne 12.06.16

Airborne 12.07.16

Airborne 12.08.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Sat, Aug 25, 2007

Boeing Conducts Crash Testing On Dreamliner Composite Material

Results Unknown... As Information Is Proprietary

In this case, we're really hoping that no news IS good news. In its third and final such test, Boeing conducted crucial crash testing Thursday on the new 787 Dreamliner to test how its composite barrel fuselage would hold up in a crash situation.

The test was carried out Boeing's Apache helicopter manufacturing plant in Mesa, AZ by dropping a 10-foot-long fuselage section from about 15 feet onto an inch-thick steel plate. The purpose was to determine how the carbon-fiber composite would hold up against the vertical impact of an emergency landing on flat terrain, according to the Associated Press.

It's unknown if the test can be termed a success or failure... as the company won't release a detailed report, since it is proprietary information, said Boeing spokesman Adam Morgan.

The Federal Aviation Administration had specialists on hand for the testing. The agency told Boeing in June to prove the composite material had similar crashworthy characteristics as aluminum, as carbon fiber reinforced plastic is not as shock absorbent or as tough.

The first of the three tests ordered involved crushing a section of fuselage between steel plates and was performed last year. The second involved a steel plate being shoved through a section of inverted fuselage on the ground and it was conducted earlier this year.

Those first two tests' results matched Boeing's computational analysis, which showed the material to be crashworthy in such test conditions, Morgan said.

FMI: www.boeing.com, www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

ANN Presents: Bob Hoover Memorial Celebration of Life (11.18.16 -- Special Edit)

Honoring A Great Man, A Great Pilot, A Great American -- and Above All Else… A Great Friend Bob Hoover was, to virtually everyone in the aviation world, the “Pilot&rsq>[...]

Airborne 12.06.16: SpaceX Launching Soon!, 787 AD, DJI Inspire 2

Also: P-51C 'Tuskegee Airmen', Aero-Calendar, EASA Mandate, Master Instructor, 737 MAX Thrust Reverser, LaMia Airline, Flying Colours SpaceX could return to flight by the middle of>[...]

Satcom Direct SD Completes Its Acquisition Of TrueNorth Avionics

Finalization Of The Deal Announced At MEBAA Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) announced today at MEBAA 2016 that it has closed its purchase of TrueNort>[...]

AD: Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-24-05 PRODUCT: All Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes.>[...]

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-19-16 PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 707-300, 707-300B, and 707-300C series airplanes; and certain Model 727C, 727-100C, and 727-200F series airplanes.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC