Ultimate load test

No … i’m not talking about a new, more effective CPU hog. I’m talking about the so called “ultimate wing load test”. This is an important test in the development of an aircraft. A wing will be bend with a load of 150% of the maximum expected load in operational service. The structure has to hold it this load at least 4 seconds. It’s an important milestone for a new aircraft. The 787 wing has to go through this on March 28th as some well-informed websites report. Will be an important moment for the program, especially as the fuselage at the centerbox… well side-of-body … made some problems in the last test.