February 3: Boeing has unveiled its proposed 787 Dreamliner interior on the third test aircraft ZA003.
“This airplane is specifically configured to test the passenger experience elements,” said Tom Galantowicz, Director of 787 Interiors, Commercial Airplanes. “Our engineers and flight-test team use a disciplined process to certify the various elements of the interior and conduct airplane-level verifications.”
As well as a range of flight test equipment, ZA003 has 135 seats, multiple lavatories and two crew rests fitted. Certifying the interior components involves analyses and testing of the lighting, lavatories, stowage bins, dimmable windows and galleys.