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

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Re: On the other hand

of course uniformity is not absolute, but having been involved in aerospace engineering and manufacturing for several years, the amount of testing, retesting and more testing of all component parts to make sure they meet spec is insane and largely absolute, down to the metallurgy, machining, assembly. It's arduous but purposefully so to ensure that an aircraft assembly is a constant.

I'd wager (and win) that if you took 3 B777 wings, they'd all break within a percentage of 154%, if the original wing tested to 154%.

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