787 Dreamliner flight path traces Boeing logo

787 Dreamliner flight path traces Boeing logo

Credit: FlightAware

787 Dreamliner flight path traces Boeing logo

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 10 at 12:37 PM

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner is back on land after flying a huge "787" over the Northwest. An image from a FlightAware map shows the plane's flight path also traced the Boeing logo in the sky.

The airplane left Boeing Field at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and landed around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

According to AirlineReporter.com, Boeing’s goal for the flight was not just to make a cool design in the sky, but to also put the GEnx-1B engines to the test.

“It was an 18 hour Maximum ETOPS (Extended Operations) Duration flight test for a 787-8 with GE engines. Our team coordinated with the many air traffic control centers, choosing the routing to avoid restricted airspace. In the end, the flight covered over 9,000 nautical miles," Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes said on his blog Friday.

The flight comes a day after Boeing said a new problem with the tail section of some 787's won't slow production.

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