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When Boeing's new 777X suffered a ground test failure in early September, the damage was much more alarming than previously reported. It wasn't a cargo door blowout. It was worse.
HmmmThe relatively good news for Boeing is that because the test failed so explosively at just 1% shy of meeting federal requirements, it will almost certainly not have to do a retest. Regulators will likely allow it to prove by analysis that it’s enough to reinforce the fuselage in the localized area where it failed.
That's such a weird thing, since that doesn't mean something down the line wont fail once this item is able to deliver more load to what it's attached to.I read it as they were 1% below which meant it failed. But by a small enough margin that if they reinforce the area they won't have to shatter another wing with a retest. They still have to modify.
That's such a weird thing, since that doesn't mean something down the line wont fail once this item is able to deliver more load to what it's attached to.
That's been my experience in beefing up airplane parts. It just means something else fails due to stresses it can't take when previously the weakest point was X which in reality protected Y.