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This isn't Boeing to end well: Plane maker to scrap some physical cert tests, use computer simulations instead

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: nuts

"The point of a real physical test is to confirm that they actually handle the required load in real life, and that the computer model is not at fault."

Upvoted!

I'll add that it's also a test that the wing has been built with the correct materials up to the standard as designed. Although that latest news about MCAS being different to the one demonstrated to the regulators doesn't inspire confidence that a test/prototype wing will be the same as the production one.

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