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Boeing Completes Poseidon Test Flight

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

06 August 2010


Boeing has announced the successful completion of the P-8A Poseidon T3 first test flight, in Seattle on July 29.

The T3 is a prototype mission-system and weapon-certification aircraft, created as part of preparations for a final design of the P-8A aircraft, over one hundred of which are expected to be delivered to the US government starting in 2013.

During the two-hour and 48-minute flight from Boeing Field, Boeing and US Navy test pilots performed airborne systems checks including engine accelerations and decelerations, autopilot flight modes, and auxiliary power unit and engine shutdowns and starts.

In the coming weeks, T3 will join the other two P-8A test aircraft, T1 and T2, currently at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, and will undergo additional ground and flight tests.

"At Pax River, the Boeing and Navy team will use some of the ground test data we've gathered in Seattle for in-flight separation and delivery accuracy tests that will occur later this year," announced Chris Ahsmann, P-8A chief engineer for Boeing.

T3 is one of six flight-test aircraft that are being assembled and tested as part of the US Navy System Development and Demonstration contract Boeing received in 2004. Airworthiness-test aircraft T1 entered flight test in October 2009 and arrived at the Navy's Patuxent River facility in April 2010. T2, the primary mission-system test aircraft, arrived at Pax River in June.

The Navy plans to purchase 117 P-8A anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to replace its P-3 fleet. Initial operational capability is planned for 2013, Boeing said.

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